Dog Day Musings

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More new poetry/fiction after the Loud Mouth Columnists have their say


It was a chance encounter one foggy morning.
They’d never met before – the lady sat on a bench, the dog stopping to her front.
She thought, how beautiful; which brought back memories …
Of better days, when loneliness was unknown;
When she was part of a crowd;
When relationships seemed never ending;
When fun was had;
When she realized anything was possible …
but now … ?
Oh, to be young again. But …
… memories are such wonderful things.
They invigorate – make young again.
And for a while, she was.
And armed with her thoughts, she took one last look at the lady and walked off.

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The Sunday Muse
dVerse – Poets Pub


Dr Illya Ness says: Covid-19 means End Times? There has never been a time when Revelation prophecy could not be applied, and never a time when it happened.

Pappa Razzi says: I like Harry & Meghan but they’re being foolish. Royal isn’t just a brand. You can’t have wildcards playing with 1,000 years of history.

Guru Tony says: Average Brit wage reaches pre-downturn levels? This is an average wage that includes the rich, thus perpetuating the lie that the poor aren’t still poorer.

Prof Isaac Galistein says: House coal and wet wood to be phased out in UK by 2023. Good! As long as those who can’t afford the changeover are helped, of course.

Polly Ticks says: Brexit trade deal: Macron says he won’t let French fisherman down. He’ll bait the UK with that line – he is the master of fishy business.

Techie Without a Clue says: A message in a bottle has washed up on the same shore as it was sent 82 years ago. Marvellous! But should have waited for Twitter.



They looked at raw intelligence – studied it – but couldn’t understand it.
‘Maybe it’s a hardware problem,’ said the leader.
The others agreed and popped it back in the head. But still it didn’t work – couldn’t figure out he was dead.
So the robots took it out again, and again and again in an eternal loop …
… which was the problem with artificial intelligence.
It’s dumb.
Which is why they had to try to understand the real thing.
But they were running out of humans.

Book 27 of 68, Mysteries of the Bible, out 27 March

Time Floods Lonely Boris

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The one and only
Fame, Fortune, Followers
The one and lonely


‘Time flies,’ said the skipper as I turned off the hyper drive.
‘You can say that again,’ I said.
‘Time flies,’ repeated the skipper.
Then I got it.
Damned hyper drive, going so fast it messes with …
I swatted them. Those damned time flies.

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Guru Tony says: The 2nd major storm to hit the UK in a week is unleashing its fury with flood warnings aplenty. Meanwhile, the coastline is eroding as the sea gets hungry. No one dare mention the 2 feared words – water table … rising!

Polly Ticks says: So Boris has made the youngster Rishi Sunak Chancellor of the Exchequer. He doesn’t look like a puppet, but Boris is increasing his power grab. As long as his self-interest agrees with mine, fine. But Big Boris, I’m watching you.

Endurance of old
When different thought led to stake
For the love of God

SUNSET: As the sun goes down the dark veil rises. There will be agony tonight; fear, violence, greed & corruption. And the criminals are even worse.

Such a recipe
Food of all kinds served daily
Best dished up for thought

 Taken from Bermuda Triangle. See Essays page, above
Gas hydrates on the seabed could also play a part, releasing methane in large quantities. Rising to the surface, water would go frothy, buoyancy would fail and a boat would sink. Rising into the air, methane could ignite a plane engine. Wreckage hits the bottom, water disturbance eases and silt covers the evidence.

Book 27 of 68, Mysteries of the Bible, out 27 March