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Poetry – Today is Magic Day

Magic Day

Today is magic day.

On a planet,

Around a sun,

Breathing air,

Eating food,

Drinking water,

Walking among the trees,

Warm and comfortable,

With friends,

Listening to birds,

Watching bees –

It’s magic day.

Every day is magic day.

Opher – 13.5.2019

Life is magic. It is incredible. To think we have evolved, developed consciousness and live on such a beautiful world where we can appreciate it.

Every day is truly magic.

Poetry – Death from a thousand cuts

Death from a thousand cuts

Death from a thousand cuts

As drug rehab is slashed.

Death from a thousand cuts

As police numbers crash.

Death from a thousand cuts

As the GPs are bashed.

The NHS can’t sew them up

As they are starved of cash.

The schools can’t educate

With a system that is smashed.

The Tories don’t give a damn

As they orchestrate this crash.

Death from a thousand cuts

And privatise away.

Death from a thousand cuts

They’ll vote for us anyway.

Death from a thousand cuts

That’s justice under May!

Opher – 9.5.2019

Under the fog of Brexit the Tories have been gleefully robbing the poor, cutting services and giving our cash to their rich buddies. Tax cuts and privatisation, bonuses and huge salaries for the elite. Meanwhile the streets aren’t safe, the hospitals can’t cope, the youth services have disappeared, the gangs rule the streets –

While the Tories carry their loot to the bank!

What was it Osborne said??? We’re all in it together??

How much is he earning again??

The Corona Diaries – Day 570

A much colder day here today. I’m still getting over the fabulous Nick Harper gig in Cottingham last night. If he’s playing near you be sure to get along; he’s on fire!!

I took a walk up my hill. It’s all looking dull and dreary. Trees are changing colour and some leaves are falling. Winter is on its way. Nature is quiet. A kestrel hovered over the fields looking for lunch. Everything has been ploughed, disced and sowed.

If I was a dormouse I’d crawl off and hibernate until spring.

I mowed the grass, worked on my Beefheart book and listened to some Hendrix.

Meanwhile, out in Coronaland I’ve been castigated for calling the Tories scum. Ha Ha. I had to laugh. I’ll call anyone scum who systematically robs the poor, gives huge sums away to chums, needlessly kills thousands, lines their own pockets, behaves arrogantly while taking huge sums off donors for lavish holidays, wallpaper, wine and restaurant meals, lies, pumps out propaganda through the media, uses racism and xenophobia to gain election, takes action that are incredibly destructive to the country for personal gain, refuses to be challenged or accept responsibility, goes missing in times of crisis……………………. I could go on for a page or two.

The truth is that I was wrong to call them scum. That was much too mild a term.

I do not and have never condoned violence (what happened to that Tory MP was horrible) but it does make me furious to see how these self-serving arrogant twerps are cynically fooling people and dividing the country. Their jingoistic nationalism is phony and deployed for them to gain power and feather their own nests at our expense. The empty shelves, job losses, rising prices, rising taxes and pay and benefit cuts are the result of their lies.

They are scum.

Brexit and Covid chaos is the result of their incompetence, arrogance, greed and lust for power.

So yesterday we found ourselves with rising covid cases – up to 44,932 new cases with another 145 deaths. We now have 1 in 60 with covid; 1 in 10 students. That’s deplorable.

The main reason is the example set by the government and their complete lack of advice. Mask wearing?? Social distancing??

Over on the continent they cannot believe how the British people are putting up with all this. They cannot believe how gullible we are. From HGV to empty shelves, large numbers of infections, power prices, inflation, pay cuts, – why isn’t there are revolution? How can this bunch of creeps still receive any support? It defies logic.

Either the British people are utterly brainwashed, completely stupid, or they have given up caring.

Sleaze??? Corruption??? Lies??? Incompetence???? Doesn’t seem to bother them. What does it take?

So the latest piece of bungling from our £37 billion useless T&T is par for the course. They awarded £119 million to a private lab to carry out covid tests. They were incompetent (like many of the other Tory untendered contracts for useless PPE or nonexistent ships). Just money to their mates – money robbed off the poor. Between the 8th of September and 12th of October this Wolverhampton firm is believed to have given 43,000 false negatives.

The negatives I’d like to see involve negative votes for these lying, extreme, self-serving, over-privileged nutcases.

Vote the scum out!!

Stay safe.

Roy Harper: Every Album, Every Song (On Track) Paperback – Available again.

Roy Harper: Every Album, Every Song (On Track) Paperback – Available again.

‘This book is a masterpiece!!

Just loved this book!

If any musician deserves to have a celebration of his work none can be more deserving than Roy Harper.

Wonderful book written by a man who clearly has a deep love and understanding of Roy’s work and the passion really comes through here.

The Roy Harper book has been reprinted and is available once more!!

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