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Archive for July 24th, 2017

Biting The Hand That Nourishes

Dodging the raindrops, umbrella arbitrary Amongst plethora o’ undeserving thorns, a rose though not fragrant Even though ‘team’ in maintenance, selflessness forthcoming not No ‘i’ in lager but matters not to the misguided ego.   Disloyal parasite, disingenuous disposition Biting the hand that feeds, deflecting thy inadequacies Humanity devoid on thine vain-glorious parade float Round the block anew, till self-indulgence fulfilled.   Who keeps score on opportunist’s wants? Karma reticent of […]

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Pings Ain’t What They Used To Be

The sharp sound of a pinging bell – In Frank Capra’s classic 1946 feel good movie It’s A Wonderful Life, children were indoctrinated that the peal signified an angel had earned its wings. In that particular narrative the lucky recipient of a promotion was an oft overlooked old guy called Clarence, simple of mind but kind of spirit. As a kid growing up in the northern English town of Gateshead, life was relatively free of bell noises. […]

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