Corbyn Police Shut

ANTHONY NORTH’S
EYE ON THE WORLD

Polly Ticks says: Corbyn accuses party officials of sabotaging the election. Nothing can be his fault. He must be a god. I’ve often heard people say ‘oh, god’ regarding him.

Guru Tony says: So often now the ‘people’ turn on the Police. First sign of law & order breaking down? Who’s fault? The idiots who, decades ago, took Police out of the community.

Dr Illya Ness says: Shutting down the NHS to deal principally with Covid was great for PR, but, it seems, disastrous for health of the nation, as the reality of delays hits home.

Mother Earth

A RATTLER’S TALE poem
BY
ANTHONY NORTH

All around, above, below,
From the soil to sky aglow,
Mother Earth takes care of all,
But so often we’re not enthralled;
We forgot when we thought we could lord,
That to her we have an umbilical cord;
We break this link at our peril,
When we become the eco-Devil

Hiroshima and More

ANTHONY NORTH’S
EYE ON THE WORLD

Polly Ticks says: Bank of England says economic recovery Will be quicker than expected. Of course it will! The basic business structure and consumers are still there.

Major de Ranger says: On 75th anniversary of Hiroshima fears grow that Japan is talking about their own nukes. With the rise of China and U.S. uncertainty they may have no choice.

Guru Tony says: English immigration to delight us. Forget quotas, etc. Over a dozen families have been accepted and given homes. Beavers were extinct here, but no more!

Uselessly Hollow

A RATTLER’S TALE mini mag
BY
ANTHONY NORTH

It is useless now
The answer is in the word
Why don’t we use less?

HOLLOW: He had to banish horror from his life – be pure, no nightmares, terrors, evil. And he became the Hollow Man.

Frights unlimited
When enough terrors in life
No one reads horror

Beirut Doctor Covid

ANTHONY NORTH’S
EYE ON THE WORLD

Major de Ranger says: The devastating Beirut blast is a tragedy, but also a reminder for a young generation. It was the size of a very small nuclear blast, minus the radiation. Don’t go there again.

Dr Illya Ness says: Doctors told not to give painkillers to people with chronic pain without a medical condition. I agree, but pain has a reason. Delete ‘without’ – insert ‘we don’t know yet’.

Pappa Razzi says:Let’s make it very clear what caused the Manchester restrictions – our randy youth. Covid as STD. Don’t burst your ‘bubble’. Have sex, kill a granny – or: say no; save lives.

Thought Story

A RATTLER’S TALE Mini mag
BY
ANTHONY NORTH

A THOUGHT … I’m not tech savvy & talk myself thru procedures on the computer. I’m fed up of saying ‘delete’. How about ‘exterminate?’ I feel more a Dalek than Cyberman.
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Science, religion
Ways of thinking poles apart
Mystery between
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MY STORY: It was my story but it just didn’t seem to go right. Life’s a harsh writer and I ended up crumpled, like a discarded piece of paper by the typewriter.

Are You Listening?

A RATTLER’S TALE poem
BY
ANTHONY NORTH

Listen, can you hear the pain?
Listen, is it all in vain?
Anger mounts in the sky, Species die,
no matter how they try;
Listen, do you love your home?
Listen, it’s in the nature zone,
Listen …

Obese Lockdown

ANTHONY NORTH’S
EYE ON THE WORLD

Dr Illya Ness says: Manchester declared major incident as Covid increases. Boris says no national lockdown, but when the localities join together, that’s what it is – minus govt reponsibility

Philip Osophy says: Obesity cannot be conquered by an anti-obesity plan. So many problems are the result of specialization alone. Lifestyle needs Rational Holism to look at all.

Polly Ticks says: RIP John Hume. Only a giant walks the middle way through rivers of blood. Cameth the man.

Just One Word

A RATTLER’S TALE Poem
BY
ANTHONY NORTH

The future holds our destiny,
Tech for good or enmity,
Driving one word to ultimate power,
Providing a button that can devour,
Everything as the missiles hit,
Our leader safe in his pit;
Godly, he takes out man and bird,
For: In the End Was the Word

Ghostly Event

A RATTLER’S TALE Poem
by Anthony North

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Shriek!!! Don’t do that to me,
Creeping up so willingly,
Knowing that you’ll just go through,
What’s been done we can’t undo;
This is now our destiny, But
– wow! –
you breathers scare me