........................................................................................ - a weBlog by Snowy and me.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

To Be Human Is To Err

But to be humane is to allow for failure,
and to make positive use of our 'mistakes'.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Taking The Demos Out Of Democracy

Democracies are built by the parties being voted for
much more than they are made by the individuals
who cast their votes, with varying degrees of confidence.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Companionship Training

is far more about a shared awareness
than it can ever be about the kind of control
which leads the one who owns the most
to control of everything-particularly the other person.

Monday, 22 May 2017


is having the deaths
that we cannot repay
written off for us.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Reversing Into The Future

Wanting to be both popular and right
has always the height of hypocrisy-
the words of world leaders prove this.

That is why I accept belief in God;
his inconsistencies echo all human life,
all writ large enough to be recognizable
but too large to be commonly understood;

Omniscience, Omnipresence and Omnipotence
have always been impossible to combine with each other.
Any two of them combine together quite well,
but getting the third to fit in is what makes it harder
to sustain with goodwill and logic, in faith.

I live for insight; let my mistakes be visible,
and let me know beyond seeing,
that there is a life in the world to come.

Saturday, 20 May 2017


does not make the commonplace less true.
But it will make the familiar harder to believe
and for being disorienting may make us take seriously
matters that we we might well prefer to forget.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Clean Elites, Dirty Followers

Has been a principle of government
as long as there had been anyone
who ever claimed to be able to lead.

The more absolute the intended rule
the grubbier the followers who submit
to their leadership become
for being immersed in the shit of their leaders.