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“Do Not Barter With Life”

What e’er elite may wish as “way to go” Monopolising each and every move 'The People’ seek no more than “quid pro quo” No need of hoarding wealth, with point to prove One’s life means so much more, if not for gain Considering the needs of fellow man To share…
Richard Gildea
30th June 2016
Poetry

“Ti..ll..y Go Home” (M25 Great Escape)

From East to West yon ‘Wagon Train’ rolls on Around ‘Das Capital’ – creating snag If heading North or South ‘all hope hath gone’ Should e’er confirm escape, my tail twud wag Each lane doth move along at said “snail’s pace” Acquaintance left or right may prove life-long Perchance a…
Richard Gildea
30th June 2016
Poetry

Brave-Hearts of Midlothian

Exploding ground doth shake, with earth heaved high Above such wispy clouds as hold no rain Both ‘Lochnagar and Y Sap’ kiss goodbye To foe who are entrenched, (midst hurt and pain) Yet still at ’Zero Hour’ - our planned advance Is met by ‘hail of fire’ from same locale…
Richard Gildea
30th June 2016
Poetry

“Light of Life”

When drapes were drawn what light there was, twas you No need of lamp (as perched on table round) No need of candle’s glow midst ‘bill and coo’ Forever each (as bathed in sweet surround) A room so filled with love, naught else could hold Where thoughts on life didst…
Richard Gildea
30th June 2016
Poetry

My Heart Beats Retreat

Neath bough of ancient oak, yon maidens sleep Oblivious to all mine eyes behold No finer sight couldst glimpse thru vista’s sweep Than innocence at rest in nature’s fold In exaltation, skylarks trill sweet song Extolling scene beneath their feathered span Midst soaring flight, refrains will oft’ prolong Ascending and…
Richard Gildea
30th June 2016
Poetry

Do you want Mint Sauce with that?”

I dream of days when Lamb was plentiful Antipodean fare (beyond compare) When joints of meat once proved presentable Unlike said ‘cuts’ which left our plates so bare Bananas too (irregular of size) From o’er the seas, wouldst land upon our shores Set sail with fabrics silk (in varied dyes)…
Richard Gildea
30th June 2016
Poetry

Trench Cuisine

My mess tin doth reflect a wearied face Whilst catching glimpse (as each shared ‘Bully Beef’) With ‘tatties’ and some veg’ all troops said Grace Ere straining to Maconochie’s ‘relief’ Tis now some months or more, since we ‘dug in’ Midst shelling and bombardment o’er the line Existence self contained…
Richard Gildea
8th June 2016
Poetry

Midnight Train (rolls on)

“All disembark for interchange, next stop!” Announcement made without a ‘by your leave’ Hath caught me unawares when ‘fit to drop’ As heavy rests my head upon my sleeve Awaken’d now from slumber, I look out Thru windows black as night and kiss’d by rain Unsure if I alone had…
Richard Gildea
6th June 2016
Poetry

‘An Angel Tends Yon Meadow’

Much more than love enfolds your heart this night Tis “Blood from Blood” once nurtured in thy womb Such pain then borne adds strength one needs to fight When thread of life was weaved on steadfast loom Tho undeserving, none can know their fate As revelation forms before our eyes…
Richard Gildea
3rd June 2016
Poetry

Smooth Operator

Appointed hour ‘tis now so near at hand All thoughts suspend until (said) outcome’s clear ‘Adagio for strings’ doth play at heart’s command Precursor to held Prayer which stills my fear Midst troubled world and all that such entails I walk with friends immersed in sim'lar plight Amongst their woes,…
Richard Gildea
3rd June 2016