Christmas Day with Monty Mouse – Flash Fiction/Pome

The mice collected nuts and seeds
To cater for their winter needs.
It was a perfect place to stay,
A stable where a manger lay.

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Hate lives on

Why hatred is not the answer!

Hate Lives On

Hate lies waiting hidden, deep swirls of black
And ugly thoughts buried but not quite gone
The stirrings ripple through the haze of anger
And distress. But surface thoughts give not a hint
Of churning rage and seething rage which will not still.

Forgiveness may dispel the deep disruptions of your hurt
But will it be enough to stop the war, and death of love
The final blow which kills the hope of further life and joy
Can no one cure your fractured soul ?

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A Winter Walk in the Forest

Dorset has acres of beautiful heathland and forest and we walk daily for miles with the puppy. Sometimes we meet other dog walkers, joggers or cyclists but some days we can walk for several miles without seeing anyone at all. It’s only a short walk from the house and we are quite close to the coast so the occasional beach walk in the winter makes a change.

Puppy is a joy to walk. She dashes around exploring but never loses sight of us and always comes back when she’s called.

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Fred the Philosopher – A Short Story

Fred from an early age always had what his parents described as an unhealthy interest in philosophy. His life-long interest in subjects which have engaged mankind since time immemorial began with a weekly serialised story on the wireless. No one in the family could remember exactly what it was about but the penultimate episode ended at the point when one of the characters was about to reveal the secret of eternal life. Fred couldn’t wait. He thought of nothing else, and his attention to lessons at school that week was even more abysmal than usual.

So it was with a rising excitement his parents didn’t seem to share, Fred settled down in the front room at least ten minutes to six to listen to the denouement. At precisely two minutes to six the lights went out and the whole house was plunged into darkness.   Continue reading

An opinion on demographics, media distortion and integration

I wrote this in 2012 in response to a post on the now defunct MyTelegraph blog site. Now in view of events in the last few years I perhaps would want to update some, but not all of it.

Firstly, the question of birth rate and your quoting “ Last year in England and wales 25% of all births were to immigrant mothers. “

I’m not disputing the figure, it was the basis for much, in my opinion, exaggerated media attention and the book ” Eurabia ” by Bat Ye’or and the now debunked, oft publicised video “Muslim demographics “,  which claimed Muslim birthrates as something like eight times that of indigenous populations in Europe, are contributing to the misconceptions.

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