Margaret Alice Second

Gold Star - 16,611 Points (24 January 1961 / South Africa)

Waxes And Wanes - Poem by Margaret Alice Second

Never realised how disastrous it would be
to wear a T shirt with Guess written large
on it, combined with my pirate jeans and
bandy-legged boots I was Che Guevarra
himself, not a good look

Realising it's full moon on 5 April it made
sense, while the moon waxes and wanes
my life changes and not in a good way -
Big Bro becomes belligerent; 8000 years
standing still as politicians dither

Playing charades calling it human rights &
respect without meaning it, felt better when
I changed my T shirt, being Che does not
feel good at all…

Comments about Waxes And Wanes by Margaret Alice Second

  • Martin O'Neill (4/5/2012 8:41:00 AM)

    Ahh, Che Guavera, still selling tee shirts fifty years on. Pity he was really a somewhat nasty piece of work because he did look cool. I agree with you about the look, though.
    I also relate to the Human rights issues you raise, mostly in the UK it's used as an excuse for laziness or to try and avoid responsibility.
    I often wonder how a lawyer can call himself a human rights lawyer when he's technically an outsider?
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 5, 2012

Poem Edited: Thursday, April 5, 2012

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