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Andrew Diamond

Poetry

Just the Ticket

I have a proposal that will help avert a strike, Something that I think the RMT is going to like. The ticket office needn’t close, we could increase its function; It could sell Costa Coffee or a London Transport Luncheon, Incorporate the Post Office and other outlets there, You could…
Andrew Diamond
12th May 2014
Poetry

Entrenched

I am right and you are wrong; You will say the same of me. Muslim, Christian, Jew, Buddhist, Sikh, Hindu, Each with their tradition But taking the position That they, alone, proclaim the truth And that they each have got the proof That their religion is correct, Albeit broken into…
Andrew Diamond
11th March 2014
Poetry

Nothing Known

Although I know a thing or two, I know nothing more than you Of how mankind came to be Part divine, part chimpanzee. Darwin told us of his theory, Which a lot of people query. They are called Creationists; Suddenly, we just exist. Darwin said we all evolved, But his…
Andrew Diamond
28th February 2014
Poetry

First Circle

We stood in a circle And drank milk from bottles I walked to the middle And sicked on the mat My first day at school I felt such a fool And had an aversion To milk after that
Andrew Diamond
6th February 2014
Poetry

Circle

Trapped in a circle Have to get out Build up the pressure Force an eruption Through the perimeter Like a volcano Causing disruption Walk on the surface Round the parameter Of the circumference Back to the crater Through which I fall To where I started Inside the circle
Andrew Diamond
6th February 2014
Poetry

Writing Shakespeare

Shakespeare had a way with words But didn’t know his Dick the Thirds, And though he’d travel outside Stratford He had not seen much past Catford. What history he knew was bitty, So they wrote Shakespeare by Committee; Men who knew of foreign shores, Of Danes, Italians, Romans, Moors; Penned…
Andrew Diamond
6th February 2014
Poetry

Consequences

Throw a pebble in the river Spreading circles to the shore Rippling outwards from the centre Disappearing till no more. So our actions, like the pebble, Send their ripples, make their waves; Intermingling all our circles From our cradles to our graves. No one knows what’s coming next Unaware of…
Andrew Diamond
27th January 2014
Poetry

For Max

He lays his head upon my chest; He knows he needs to have a rest. I stroke his head; his eyelids close And he’s off on a little doze. A tiny mite; not yet a year, With painful mouth and painful ear, He snuggles tightly in my arms, Quietly, feeling…
Andrew Diamond
28th November 2013
Poetry

Telesales

I woke up this morning As the telephone was ringing. I picked it up beside my bed And someone with an accent said, “We hear you had an accident In the last two years.” I said, “That was no accident Because it was deliberate. I’d nearly killed the bugger.” He…
Andrew Diamond
28th November 2013
Poetry

Blame Culture

Let’s have an inquest, A public enquiry, To rake up the mud And apportion the blame; Then pay compensation Of hundreds of thousands To some piece of scum Seeking fortune and fame; Then sack an official And through his dismissal Declare that the process Was honest and just; Then set…
Andrew Diamond
21st September 2013