Sunday, May 29, 2011


asks us to use the timely word 'Flock'.


Today was damp and draggly;
The rain came mizzling down.
Not much colour anywhere;
Nature wore a frown.
And then a flock of lorikeets
Came swooping down to feed!
Red and green and yellow too!
A welcome sight indeed!


(An Acrostic)

Problems of Law and Order are universal woes;
Often from a small dispute a local riot grows.
Left to sort it out themselves people may go berserk.
It seems the Police are needed, to make society work.
Creating a peaceful way of life is the duty of the Force;
Except that Policemen are human and frail themselves, of course!
Beatings, cruelties and deaths result in many cases;
Rioters become victims, with blood upon their faces.
Unhappily, there is torture; corruption rears its head;
Totally inappropriate actions fill us all with dread.
Although we can't be lawless and law-keepers must be there,
Looters must be managed and muggings made more rare,
It seems to me that Robert Peel must be turning in his grave
To think back to his high ideals, the example that he gave.
Yet not all is gloom and doom, my friends; when we're walking down the street
We often meet a good cop, the policeman on the beat.


Geoff Maritz said...

Hello Brenda, greetings from a cold and damp Cape Town.
Your poem "FLOCKING" very nice. "POLICE BRUTALITY" I agree.
God bless, Geoff.

Dave King said...

I liked both poems - was going to say "enjoyed", but not appropriate for the second - but the first is a real little gem.

Jae Rose said...

I bet those lovely birds did lift a 'draggly' day..policeman on the 'beat' clever word play too..jae

Altonian said...

Birds are always fun -at any time.
What is 'a policeman' ? We don't see any in our village, not on foot, and yesterday I saw a police car drift through - the first THIS YEAR!

Kathe W. said...

I love the humor and clever words for the first and the second is so appropriate these days as we see the police morphing into not so nice people. Too quick on the trigger with tempers and guns.

Cyn Bagley said...

I really enjoyed this poem. A bright spot in my day. ;-)

Dee Martin said...

I love the lurakeets - I don't think we have them here. They are gorgeous and certainly added a cheerful bit of color to a cloudy day.

The acrostic is wonderful - your work is always amazing!