Monday, March 06, 2023

Heart-Pressed Activism

a crowd – electrified (under assault)
gathered to act (restrict & redraw)
/ commemorate & confront

accounts confirmed
fighting for access (protecting hearts)

bloody measures, rights stalled
marching against (into) discrimination
/ commitment pressed

-- Jennifer Schneider

Biden, in Selma, Says Voting Rights Are Still ‘Under Assault’
In Selma, Biden presses for voting rights on 'Bloody Sunday'

Judy Heumann, disability rights activist, dies at age 75

Saturday, July 09, 2022

Classic Cyberspace Crunch

From cyberspace to AI
used by the military-industrial complex
enough is enough

Catapulted into the digital future
nuclear war and stock market data
enough is enough

In the popular imagination
the problem starts at the top
enough is enough

-- Rupert M Loydell

More than 40 members of UK government quit
‘Frankly it blew my mind’: how Tron changed cinema
Highland Park Shooter's parents say they had ‘zero’ role

Monday, June 27, 2022

Patchwork of Sorrow

on june 24 2022
punched into (of and on)
the annals / of law – and lea(r)ning

a country / landscape
dramatically / rapidly alters
protests (our own) pledged / guaranteed

a court / alone a landscape
of erosions / as a roberts sober
– came up / short (multiple times)

-- Jennifer Schneider

Five things to know now that the Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade
Off-duty officer who was running for Rhode Island state Senate facing charges for allegedly punching political rival at abortion-rights rally
Chief Justice John Roberts lost the Supreme Court and the defining case of his generation

Sunday, June 26, 2022

No Democracy Whatsoever

During 150-plus years, the United States
pushed back on human rights , quashing freedoms,
seeking conflict, growing more repressive at home.

The Supreme Court is allowing more access to guns
and taking away the rights of women. It seems like
we’re going backwards and scrapping the constitution.

Democracy was struggling to fathom how
she had fewer constitutional rights now
than when she awoke that morning.

-- Rupert M Loydell

China’s Fantasy About Democracy in Hong Kong
US supreme court in question after abortion ruling
Prince Charles accepted carrier bag full of cash

Monday, June 06, 2022

Classic Lurch Infestation

don’t worry, it isn’t just cynicism
the knives are out for Boris Johnson
such little time for reverence

ordered to shut down
in defiance of their own rules
Tories will again suffer

partying until they vomited
maggots fell from the ceiling
a head-on collision with public opinion

--Rupert M Loydell

Keith Richards’ scathing assessment of 10 classic bands

Extensive mice infestation at Chinatown restaurant
Result of tonight’s no-confidence vote: a lurch to the right

Incident View Prognosis

incident said victims sympathy to Munich carrying students
serious condition local hospital among those hurt
may have been the result of a technical fault

UK airports chaos worried plans might be disrupted
travel and staff shortages combined pressure
prognosis could get worse before better

unobstructed view of the horizon to east and south-east
five line up in order of distance from the sun
faintest Mercury easier to spot as month goes on

-- Clark Allison

Bavaria train crash: At least four killed in German rail accident
UK travel chaos: tips on what to do
Stargazers in for a treat as five planets to align in the sky

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Victory Parade Document

The mother of Boris Johnson
has begged forgiveness for her son,
saying he had reasons for what he did.

A Whitehall source told the paper that
Vladimir Putin is alleged to have put pressure
on the people named by British Intelligence.

The warmonger's recent media appearances
were likely to have been pre-recorded;
a body double may have been used.

-- Rupert M Loydell

Lord Geidt warns ministerial code at risk of ‘ridicule’

Gunman’s mother says he ‘had his reasons for what he did’
Vladimir Putin 'could be dead with body double being used'

Monday, May 16, 2022

New World Disorder

Margaret Thatcher was placed on a plinth
without ceremony and egged within hours.
Sweden says it intends to follow suit.

The former prime minister demonstrates
in a very disturbing way that declining powers
can be at least as disruptive as rising ones .

Fifty years after consulting parliament
the foreign policy committee have agreed
that security isn’t a zero-sum game.

-- Rupert M Loydell

Finland and Sweden confirm intention to join Nato
Margaret Thatcher statue egged within hours of being installed
What the CIA thinks: William Burns on new world disorder

Thursday, May 12, 2022

It Doesn't Work

True parliament is unachievable due to poor data,
but it’s ineffective anyway and should be replaced
with creative marketing that resonates with everyone.

Despite officially reconvening for a new session yesterday,
Prince Charles delivered an incapacitated Boris Johnson
to Buckingham Place with no flying experience or radar.

You can’t go more than five seconds at a big conference
without hearing Keir Starmer discussing the cost of living
and navigation. 'Have you guys located me yet?' he asked.

-- Rupert Loydell

Passenger with no flying experience lands plane
Forget personalisation, it’s impossible and it doesn’t work
Why is there no PMQs today?

Fanbase Winning Sanctions

stepping up sanctions against Russia possibility of joining
NATO for security of its citizens could be a serious blow
stands for common values horrible aggression consequences

neither side winning forces pushing Russian troops back
in the present circumstances at a bit of a stalemate
occupiers being gradually pushed away south-western flanks

initially struggle to find an audience
quality shines through cult fanbase cinema release
advent of streaming services cyber thriller box office bomb

-- Clark Allison

25 brilliant films that were box office bombs
Russian invasion in eastern Ukraine reaching stalemate
Finnish PM says joining NATO will strengthen security

Monday, May 09, 2022

A Saintly Antidote

This is advance notice of Monkeypox:
Keir Starmer passes through
the beer shadow next weekend.

It happens in several stages,
creates a subtle darkening effect
like a faint smeared curry stain.

Boris Johnson can easily go unnoticed;
a wounded animal at the moment,
he is now receiving specialist care.

-- Rupert Loydell

Losing Keir Starmer would be great for Labour Party
Total lunar eclipse 2022: what to look out for
Monkeypox: Seven symptoms of virus confirmed in UK

Surface Indication Passes

no official indication a hit or not becomes more obvious
a critical flop as well as a commercial one
failed to turn a profit not the only companies to do so

total lunar eclipse moon passes through the shadow
of the earth being the penumbral phase
can easily go unnoticed shadow passing across

lunar surface half-tonne spaceship obliterate asteroid
blown up by NASA rocket rocks hurling our way
tack on a new guidance system impact place launched

-- Clark Allison

NASA to save Earth by blowing up asteroid with rocket
Total lunar eclipse 2022: what to look out for
Nobody in the world was playing Babylon’s Fall

Wednesday, May 04, 2022

Secret Electric Horror

Score-settling, boo suppression and arrests:
will this be the movie we all had to see?
It's almost impossible to see the original film.

Under permanent fire, pounded by blast waves,
the spirit of intercontinental togetherness is a mirage,
emphasising outrageously partisan national voting.

Bomb-shattered glass and hoping for rescue
has provided joy, hilarity and squawking failure,
even when they’re singing a direct hit in English.

-- Rupert M Loydell

Evacuees’ horror weeks in Azovstal steel plant
Score-settling, boo suppression and voter arrests
The secret to seeing Star Wars in its original form

Phased Political Edge

most extreme political organisation recent American history
upend the political dynamic ahead of midterm elections
opportunity to energise portray drifting dangerously right

moved tamp down soaring inflation largest hike since 2000
overall economic activity edge down fixed investment strong
likely to exacerbate supply chain disruptions

attempting increase of tempo in offensive
pay a high price for brutal aggression phased oil embargo
find alternative supplies just as energy prices spiking

-- Clark Allison

Russia ramps up air strikes in ‘bid to increase invasion tempo’
Federal Reserve announces biggest interest rate hike since 2000
Joe Biden calls Trumpism ‘most extreme’ political movement in recent US history

Tuesday, May 03, 2022

The Biggest Mysteries

For more than 13 billion years,
the Labour leader has accused
the Conservatives of 'mud-slinging'.

The universe has been constantly expanding
but a leak suggests that could all change.
Researchers say they have found evidence

there was no party, no rules were broken;
dark energy is the long and the short of it.
The Tories' repellent force may be weakening.

-- Rupert M Loydell

Universe could start shrinking 'remarkably soon'

US Supreme Court may overturn abortion rights
Keir Starmer accuses Tories of ‘mud-slinging

Real Invasion Atrocities

disastrous Ukraine invasion sparks speculation about health
early stage dementia paranoia being driven insane
fuelled rumours critically ill insisted health excellent

what’s real and make believe auto-erotic product placement
transformed to alluring siren space-age nightclub crooner
increasingly sophisticated image archetypal doomed romantic

past point of negotiations 63rd day of a three-day invasion
neutrality considered as a surrogate political factor
negotiations stalled for various reasons after atrocities

-- Clark Allison

Ukraine 'past the point of negotiations'
Bryan Ferry has published his lyrics as a book
Putin 'has dementia and paranoia is driving him to insanity'

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Freeview Asylum Troubles

Residents sent on an awayday
during the home secretary’s genocide
fear losing new TV programmes.

Survivors of Boris Johnson’s domestic troubles
declared Priti Patel a ‘direct threat’
in contrast to the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Putin must retune to unlock a new tomorrow,
will head straight to the settings menu
and perform a weapons upgrade.

-- Rupert M Loydell

Why it took the UK a long time to become a Russia hawk
Freeview users must retune to unlock new channel

Genocide survivors moved out of hostel for Priti Patel

Saturday, April 23, 2022

All the Zeros

Inflation began as a boredom cure for Boris Johnson
but can viral success ever be a substitute for hard graft
or a spiraling route to a no-confidence vote?

Shoppers find it hard to swallow MP comedians
and the social media mood has turned against them.
Everyone seems depressed and nihilistic all the time.

Supermarket stardom has become a viable alternative
to dog food, coffee and cat food: readers are reporting
shelf shock, and far more pains are now inevitable.

-- Rupert M Loydell

TikTok hopefuls trying to make it big in comedy
Fines issued as PM warned no-confidence vote inevitable
Shelf shock: soaring supermarket prices

Toxic Forensic Controversy

courting controversy need a long-term solution
right documentation horrendous genocide small African
country claimants bizarrely not returned to UK

a toxic political issue struck a deal fisheries agency
salmon and trout relations unravelling
livelihood of northern regions disputed islands

called to reports of a shooting just after 3am
five gunshots and screaming teenage girl
a cluster of forensic markers where the roads meet

-- Clark Allison

Residents heard 'five gunshots and screaming' as teenage girl was hit
Japan, Russia sign fishing deal despite Ukraine tensions
Sending refugees to Rwanda is tough, but it isn’t sensible

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Voices are Raised

It’s hard to concentrate at home
but don’t hold your breath:
the floor is covered in shame.

Whatever scientists do now
they will be forever followed
but nothing can make them go.

People speak louder and compensate
so I am decamping to the garden.
This is the only way to work from home.

-- Rupert M Loydell

Shutting the door on crumbs, scattered toys and unmade beds
Study reveals why voices are raised on video calls
Shame will cling to Johnson and Sunak

Potent Preparation Measures

doesn’t allow for that kind of immersion
fever dream enthralling dark space narcotic quality
the experience wasn’t as potent edgy awkward off the street

several convoys of military equipment eastern Ukraine
seen travelling along T2104 highway preparation
for a renewed offensive revelations from satellite images

Putin destroyed ruble heavily sanctioned country’s invasion
measures designed to keep currency afloat
controls on system tough rules on exporters

-- Clark Allison

Russia's economy in tatters as 'Putin has destroyed the ruble'
Ukraine war: Russian forces amass in the east
The meaning of Taxi Driver

Thursday, March 31, 2022

A Cold Snap

The public should be told
if the prime minister’s wife
falls as far south as London.

As a result of its investigation
into morally bankrupt individuals,
the government issued a yellow warning.

It seems an insane thing to do,
sending people into icy conditions,
so I think we are seeing breaking disquiet.

-- Rupert M Loydell

Russia Ukraine War: Latest News
Snow falls as far south as London

Public should know if PM’s wife gets police fine

Spring Promises Intensify

Shocking footage of Vladimir Putin
shows self-confessed killer laughing
and saying 'I warned you'.

A lot of freaks and introverts
virtually wrote the job description
for preparing new attacks.

After having a triumphant cigarette
Putin grabbed the last cabbage
to continue his killing spree.

-- Rupert M Loydell

'Tens of thousands' of lives at stake in Mariupol
Jim Kerr: ‘A lot of stars are freaks or introverts’
Shocking footage shows self-confessed killer laughing

Conscripts Support Trajectory

travelled extensively try to navigate visa requirements
trajectory increasing reasonably significant technical work
enough speakers to process them did not have biometric data

preparing for new attacks in the east setbacks troops
invasion turning point new conscripts annual spring draft
consequences of being driven out concentrating new strikes

money-making exercise switch most drivers electric vehicles
spending to support charging infrastructure
more electric chargepoints than petrol pumps

-- Clark Allison

Drivers rage at EVs as chargers to outnumber fuel pumps

Zelenskyy says Russian invasion at a 'turning point'
Ukraine refugees facing ‘Kafkaesque’ UK visa system

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Around Global Summits

arrive as ship destroyed for key summits
loss not confirmed by Russian authorities
landing ship near coastal city of Berdyansk

roughly the same size as the Empire State Building
at a safe distance of around 3.1 million miles
hurtle past at a staggering 30,000 miles per hour

stood looking on with hands in his pockets
video shows what world leaders think of global Britain
looked around awkwardly for greeting from French president

-- Clark Allison

ROCK ON Asteroid 2013 B076 live
Johnson snubbed by Macron and other EU leaders
Russian landing ship 'destroyed'

Star Tax Rises

Kitchen Nightmares? There are ramifications
for that, and Gordon Ramsay should resign
in the light of his affection towards residents.

The star hit out at his dream dish this morning,
and so he needs to hand his card in. We can’t have
companies run by people like a tax-hiking Chancellor.

He has shown his true colours by hiding stealth tax rises
in the line-caught seabass with light crushed potatoes.
Don’t be fooled, this was no-regrets UK politics live.

-- Rupert M Loydell

P&O Ferries boss ‘should resign’, MP says
Rishi Sunak has shown his true colours
Gordon Ramsay says he 'can't stand' the Cornish

Friday, March 18, 2022

Mirrorless Rocket War

The last two years have been a bonanza
for professional photographers and authorities
who have been whipped into a new superstorm.

You can't buy cheap apocalyptic destruction
or access Russian siege and shelling videos;
'tightening the noose' is difficult to find.

Because of the number of beds occupied
by a less financially-bruising package,
there's a hole in the middle of the population.

-- Rupert M Loydell

Covid infections in London rocket by almost 50 per cent in a week
You can't buy a cheap mirrorless camera because a perfect storm blew them away
Videos show apocalyptic destruction in Mariupol

Thursday, March 17, 2022

A Good Night's Sleep After a Busy Day

Restless nights? You need to try
a visit to Warsaw, as NATO moves
to hit a tennis ball-sized object.

I thought every pillow over my head
was protecting my airspace from Russia.
I felt that freezing feeling, a literal chill.

The nuts and bolts of the matter is
that travelling at the speed of sound
takes some getting used to at night.

-- Rupert M Loydell

‘By 10, I knew all about the impact of a nuclear blast’
UK to deploy Sky Sabre missile defence system in Poland
I transformed my sleep with a speaker that costs less than a deli sandwich

Suspend Collective Deployment

carmaking trio to suspend production and sales
usually avoids commenting on international politics
together, decisions were not excessively painful

a smaller group has its grip on true Moscow power
the appallingly risky collective gamble
seven oligarchs tried to defy Putin politically

Sabre missile system can target fighter jets
deployment of the system Polish counterpart on Thursday
anti-air missile has greater range than its predecessor

-- Clark Allison

Volkswagen and China: risks of relying on authoritarian states

Inside Putin’s circle – the real Russian elite
UK deploying Sky Sabre ground based air defence system

Coming Out Alive

I played tennis one morning and thought
I’d love to write a novel everyone hated,
a kind of a zombies-refuse-to-leave idea.

He always returns to days before the attack,
excels at the execution of modern literature,
thinks there’s a distinction between morality and justice.

People have started to emerge from the ruins,
defying orders at both ends of the building,
seeking safety from an onslaught by the author.

-- Rupert M Loydell

Ukraine war: 'People are coming out alive'
Percival Everett: ‘I’d love to write a novel everyone hated'
Outrage and no ferries after mass P&O sackings

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Art Legacy Attacks

Robert Fripp, who looks like a telegenic,
collectible and cartoonish, radioactive Barbie
in a lime green cocktail dress weighs in:

What kind of person shouldn’t it be?
Complicated and fractious, powerful,
devoted to digital cryptocurrency.

Echoing the words of a critic,
tell me what a force entirely of itself is.
Do prog-rock titans have any aesthetic value?

-- Rupert M Loydell

Are NFTs really art?
Robert Fripp on the difficult legacy of King Crimson

President Zelenskyy tells US Congress to 'remember' Pearl Harbor and 9/11 attacks

Giant Foreign Mash

When is a potato not a potato?
When it’s Boris Johnson
playing a smoke and mirrors game.

The Kremlin has turned skies orange
with dust moving across Europe
in an effort to recreate the Soviet Union.

Scientific testing had found it wasn’t.
Britain is potentially most visible at sunset
and could extend their small farm.

-- Rupert M Loydell

Russia playing ‘smoke and mirrors game’, says Liz Truss

Saharan dust cloud moving across Europe could hit UK by afternoon

Giant New Zealand potato is not in fact a potato, Guinness World Records rules

Friday, March 04, 2022

Solidarity Sparked Progress

withdrawing a Russian-made vodka from the shelves
renaming chicken kyiv signal solidarity with Ukraine people
brand loyalty heavily influenced by alignment to values

high-speed destruction wrought Russian rockets artillery
stalled convoy no discernible progress in two days
whether Russia had planned properly for logistical support

stocks plunged to one-year lows gas prices hit record highs
shelling sparked a blaze at the Zaporizhzhia plant
fire extinguished control failing to assuage investors

-- Clark Allison

Sainsbury’s renames chicken kievs and pulls Russian vodka
Logistical problems bog down Russia’s assault on Kyiv
Markets plunge and gas hits record for second day in a row

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Bull Swoosh Politics

One week after going missing,
most of us are desperate to dress up
looking to dance the night away

with 37 others under chandeliers
in a paddock in the liberal-baiting area,
saucer-eyed, bursting with ideas.

I’m not that interesting anyway,
just a disembodied voice
snuffling about in a blackberry bush.

-- Rupert M Loydell

‘I love the swoosh of a sequin’: the party dress is back, back, BACK!

Bull survives being swept 80km down a river, over a waterfall and almost out to sea

‘Trump did a great job as president’ – David Mamet on free speech, gender politics and rigged elections

Sunday, February 06, 2022

Astronomers Spotted Men

Fast-moving bright streaks,
The two men
Scaled a roof

Smiling up at
The star studded cosmos,
They are placed in the sky

A clear view
Of cloud nine
Is discovered

-- Jennisa Scott

Two men scale roof after cannabis plants discovered
Millie Bobby Brown and boyfriend spotted in coffee shop
Astronomers stand up to satellite mega-constellations

Lithium Air Men

GMCA has now been given more area
And found fuel production on the metal planet
the July government has spotted

The raid on stunning electric devices
and the number of fossil cannabis plants
at the Air Zone is being delayed

The introduction of clean aerial plants
due to lithium extraction and
breathtaking world reliance is electrifying

-- Nicola Coplin

Two men scale roof after cannabis plants discovered
Greater Manchester's Clean Air Zone delayed
South America's 'lithium fields' reveal dark side of future

Tuesday, February 01, 2022

Spotted Dawn Moon

A moon. A planet. A universe.
One to Three, Almost dawn, look up.
The blast of one orbit has settled now.
Look back one million years in time,
Towards the giant, to the energy,
To the mystery of our after.

-- Lacey Hope

James Webb is Seen from EARTH
Out-of-control SpaceX rocket on collision course with moon
Flashing radio waves coming from nearby object in space

Sunday, January 30, 2022

Online rights: broken

An Instagram death that is deeply flawed.
People may want to keep in mind:
A website which is no longer online

sparked a controversial debate
received no further study,
no rights, no further money.

The new theories
only now cracking- broken-
a discussion we don't deserve.

-- Bethany Fothergill

Covid-19 vaccines haven’t caused an increase in cases and deaths
Dutch university gives up Chinese funding due to impartiality concerns
Encanto theory suggests harsh reason Mirabel doesn't have a gift

Sanctions Opposition Hit

Trevor Phillips On Sunday - amid growing tensions.
Russia's build-up of troops on Ukraine's border
Later this week is improved legislation on sanctions.

£12bn National Insurance increase would go ahead, despite opposition.
MPs are urging a rethink,
Liz Truss the hike was needed due to Covid.

Woman was airlifted to hospital,
report of a crash involving a red Vauxhall.
The driver and a passenger of the red Vauxhall remained at the scene.

-- Ethan Birkin

Woman airlifted after being hit by car on major city centre road
What the rise in National Insurance could mean for you
Putin's oligarchs will have 'nowhere to hide'

Sunday Destabilizing Damage

piles of snow declared an emergency
locals told to hunker down inside
Sunday cancelled across the US

Storm Corrie hit the north east
a nine-year-old boy killed by falling trees
widespread damage

British troops are preparing to deploy across Europe
Johnson sending 900 fast jets and warships
“We will not tolerate their destabilizing activity”

- Zara Hacker

Storm Corrie: Power down 'until Tuesday' as second storm begins
US East Coast blanketed by 'bombogenesis' snowstorm
UK eyes ‘biggest possible’ military support to NATO over Ukraine

Young Calls, Wobbling

Rising, desperate, wobbling calls for the government
to scrap the rise in tax:
“Tax-cutting Conservatives rebuke the cost-of-living”.

Rising, desperate, wobbling calls for the children
to pay more in National Insurance:
Shocked at the morning contract.

Rising, desperate, wobbling calls for Covid,
Help the NHS recover - crisis intervention.

– Nathan Copeland

Rishi Sunak wins tug-of-war over national insurance hike
Covid jabs offered to at-risk five to 11-year-olds in England
Woman, 19, 'wants to scream' after checking kebab shop CCTV

Storm Rise Nowhere

Battered by evening,
a woman is falling.
“At least rise under pressure.”

Taking action, together sent a storm.
Killed by the amber defensive.
We hide between tensions growing.

April-planned parties to hide the destruction,
the evening is large.
The storm designed is set nowhere.

-- Georgia Death

Storm Corrie in Scotland LIVE
Tax rise will go ahead this year, says Prime Minister
Putin's oligarchs will have 'nowhere to hide'

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Year Withdrawal Answered

size of Russian military camped on Ukraine’s border
perceived weakness in wake of Afghanistan withdrawal
demand for Nato to withdraw from Eastern Europe

warned of ‘dying a death of 1,000 cuts’ and
‘a year of agony’ unless leaders changed
earlier telling him ‘In the name of God, go!’

washed away drifted and swam more islands
cut off communications disaster rest of world
tough situation answered him floated and grounded

-- Clark Allison

Ukraine will be just the start if we appease Putin now
Tongan man swept away by tsunami stayed afloat for 24 hours
Boris Johnson: I won’t quit if rebels force a no confidence vote

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Positive Djok Shock

A judge has rejected Prince Andrew's attempt
to commit sexual assault and battery upon her.
Boris Johnson has apologized for Novak Djokovic.

The Duke of York is being sued by Keir Starmer
who said he did attend after hearing arguments.
Boris Johnson apologized before he confessed.

The leader of the opposition said the Prime Minister
was 'offensive' and an ‘error of judgement’.
Boris Johnson refuses to throw out his own booze.

-- Rupert M Loydell

Prince Andrew: Judge refuses to throw out Virginia Giuffre's sexual assault lawsuit against royal
Boris Johnson apologizes for attending Downing Street 'bring your own booze' party during lockdown
Novak Djokovic ADMITS breaking isolation while Covid positive and calls it an ‘error of judgement

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Oblique Adapted Cases

highest rises since began sheer number of cases stemming
warned risk remains very high three-quarters unvaccinated
reporting delays Christmas period fourth wave of pandemic

the self described non-musician stunning
solo work brave collaborations reputation a favorite
muse draw an oblique strategies card treat your ears

more woke nonsense from the Beeb an adaptation
of wonder triumph of the quiet competent man
loosely based rather than adapted from the novel

-- Clark Allison

US reports record infections as Europe's Omicron cases soar
5 tracks producers need to hear by… Brian Eno
BBC Around the World in 80 days flooded with criticism

Monday, December 27, 2021

Shame on You!

chilling footage
jeers and cheers
viral claims not based in fact

video revenge
Queen investigated
viral claims not based in fact

we can’t speak
but we can look
viral claims not based in fact

-- Rupert M Loydell

Funeral director’s viral claims about vaccinated people not based in fact

Emotions run high as annual Boxing Day hunt met with jeers and cheers
Met probe video ‘of crossbow-wielding man threatening to assassinate the Queen’

Monday, December 20, 2021

No Rules Broken

The Christmas lights are twinkling under pressure
and there is the sight of scores of Conservative MPs
voting against public health measure proposed last week.

Many of us think we have a novel inside us:
because they want to keep partying,
Boris sees himself as an energetic fiddler.

Don’t start a sex scene when your mother-in-law is visiting,
it doesn’t make sense. Sleaze and parties turn voters off,
they have little festive cheer. Bring in all the precautions.

-- Rupert M Loydell

‘Don’t start a sex scene when your mother-in-law is visiting’: how I wrote a novel in a month
No 10 struggles to defend garden ‘party’ as poll shows Britons think PM on way out
‘I couldn’t vote Conservative again’: sleaze and parties turn Tory voters off

Headlines Remain Controversial

such huge change make sense of it for viewers listeners
readers what feels like decades’ worth of headlines
the most turbulent political times in living memory

said she was backing remain in Britain’s economic interest
to leave EU badly hit interests of businesses
communicate real impact on the ground doesn’t affect me

overall economy sweeping and controversial changes
to electoral system a new stage of restored order
erosion of democratic elements diverse political views

-- Clark Allison

Laura Kuenssberg to step down as BBC political editor
UK’s New Brexit Negotiator Said Leaving Would Spell Disaster
Pro-Beijing candidates sweep controversial LegCo election

Wednesday, December 08, 2021

Leaked Party Rules

Boris Johnson has not apologised
Boris Johnson has not ruled
Boris Johnson is minded to move

The PM said he was taking people for fools
The PM said no rules had been broken
The PM should just admit what had happened

Boris Johnson is a party joke
Boris Johnson is laughing at the Covid rules
Boris Johnson makes a mockery of us all

-- Rupert Loydell

Boris Johnson sorry for offence caused by aides joking
Downing Street party video makes a mockery of us all
Boris Johnson minded to move to Plan B of rules this week

Fools Breached Boycott

gale-force winds Tuesday flood alerts in place wreak chaos
in the wake of the storm captured local flooding extent
sea breached chalets surrounded by water

busy having boozy not-parties make light of
lockdown measures the impression it gives offence caused
millions think taking for fools assured no rules broken

not sending officials no ministers expected to attend
effectively diplomatic boycott American athletes will
compete China’s government said allegations fabricated

-- Clark Allison

Storm Barra leaves cars submerged as Scotland struck by rain
Allegra Stratton quits over Christmas party jokes
Boris Johnson confirms UK diplomatic boycott of 2022 Games

Sunday, November 28, 2021

New Greasy Restrictions

Tougher measures including testing
will be introduced for arrivals from
Bonnie’s cafe in St George, Bristol.

The exemption of common fry-ups
has been welcomed. Contacts
said it was all about fried food.

Something of an institution,
symptoms in patients were mild
with symptoms that did not make sense.

-- Rupert M Loydell

Doctor explains Omicron Covid variant symptoms

Coalition leaders to discuss Omicron variant with Nphet
‘Greasy spoon’ cafes close doors as today’s diners shun fry-ups

Chill Zone Offers

bitter drop almost sent temperatures tumbling
mercury plunged took bone shaking chill
snow expected further wintry exception rather than rule

scrambled again warn away entered air defence zone
near the democratically governed island
broader area monitors patrols acts territorial air space

panning out the very best deals yet on hand throughout
deal-hunters handpicking best offers find a deal
help grab a bargain make a dent in shopping lists

-- Clark Allison

Black Friday 2021 - live
Taiwan scrambles to see off Chinese air force
UK weather – Brits brace for -10C icy plunge

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Doctored Images Shared

A couple are spending hours hunting
for a specific type of eating disorder
but the claim is false: Marks & Spencer

is to provide children’s food, hot meal boxes
and salads to show the Prime Minister
a major part of the diet of Pope Francis.

As former commuters work more from home
mother is struggling to find any new locations.
Multiple Facebook posts have been shared.

-- Rupert M Loydell

Walkers crisp shortage leaves Leicestershire family desperate

M&S to provide sandwiches and hot food for Costa Coffee
Doctored images shared with false claim that Indian PM Modi took taxi to meet Pope Francis

This Week's Fix

Armed police have surrounded
one of your favourite jumpers.
We all know the feeling.

Have the moths been feasting?
Boris Johnson will investigate ways
of repairing a moth-eaten jumper

but did not comment on
Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab
repairing and upcycling treasured items.

-- Rupert M Loydell

Dominic Raab hails anticipated £96 billion rail investment plan
Live updates as armed police surround estate in Litherland
This week’s fix: repairing a moth-eaten jumper

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Vaccine Diversely Stretches

trapped by floods in desperate need of food and water
intensively and diversely among places hardest hit
frantically scrambling to save animals from rising waters

set to boost vaccine manufacturing billion doses a year
public gatherings more than 100 people indoors
deaths in all regions remained stable or declined

migration every year of red crab population
mesmerising view taking over large stretches of roads
towards the ocean near the national park to mate and spawn

-- Clark Allison

Canada storm: air force arrives to help residents in British Columbia
Covid live news: fourth wave hitting Germany with ‘full force
Why 50 million crabs are shutting down roads in Australia

Friday, November 05, 2021

People Say I'm an Activist

His home had a promising future.
Officers searched closely, did police
after a man damaged his flat.

"I turned away but I expected to
appear again while being surrounded.
I want to understand and arm myself."

"I’ve always been a believer. I just believe.
I found my voice. Is me or society."
Politics is all around in his underpants.

-- Rupert M Loydell

Cleo Smith update: Suspected abductor Terence Darrell Kelly moved to maximum security prison

Former Liverpool FC youngster found with £575 cash in underpants
Anita Asante: ‘People say I’m an activist but I just believe I found my voice’

Thursday, November 04, 2021

A Shameful Day

Democracy's main entrance is closed
due to a serious police incident.
A woman has now been sacked.

One might say it was shocking
but it corresponds to a pattern of behaviour,
misconduct to overturn the system.

Democracy stops functioning when
government acts to curb participants.
Boris Johnson reacted angrily.

-- Rupert M Loydell

A shameful day for British politics
Woman who glassed Wetherspoons worker has 'lost her career' after being 'sacked'
What you need to know if you have an appointment at Royal Liverpool Hospital today

Monday, November 01, 2021

Global Framework Provenance

Changing before our eyes due to global warming
Advisors say case for urgent action is unequivocal
Damning United Nations report ahead of COP 26

Likely not to have enough evidence to determine
Details of investigation into virus provenance
Analysts do not believe created as a bioweapon

Left to meet two very different leaders
Address describing a framework agreement
Package of entitlements wends its way through the Senate

-- Clark Allison

Cop26: Planet is ‘changing before our eyes’
US intelligence agencies do not expect to determine Covid origins
One year in, and Joe Biden has totally failed to unite America

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Splash the Cash

Spending plans have been unveiled.
Boris Johnson’s name is stamped all over
this new post-Covid economy:

Failure to provide adequate supervision
Failure to provide medical care
Injury to a child by omission.

Eat Out To Help Out,
live with skeletal remains,
abandoning public finances.

-- Rupert M Loydell

Sunak promises new post-Covid economy
Rishi Sunak’s high-spending 2021 autumn budget
Couple charged after leaving boys with skeletal remains

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Fragile Eruption Consequences

ongoing volcanic eruption pushed streams
fears over formation of clouds of toxic gas
could trigger more explosions flank towards sea

looked down at from space fragile biodiversity hotspots
atmosphere seems thin and world finite
manage and monitor protected areas ecosystem restoration

subtle jab erratic foreign policy decisions
some things on which we can work together
suffer consequences if failure to address climate

-- Clark Allison

More people in path of lava from La Palma volcano forced to flee
‘Earth looks fragile from space’: Jeff Bezos pledges $1bn to conservation
‘It’s a breath of fresh air’: Boris Johnson takes swipe at Trump

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Another Painful Hike

Constrictive church-designed garments
leave trail of destruction across the world:
we are experiencing Sacred Underclothes.

In terrifying videos shared on social media
Ms. Piton stopped wearing the garments when exercising.
Church members stretched upwards to breathe.

Some filmed the unfolding tragedy, while others
called loved ones or posted pleas for help.
"We are frustrated all of the time," say scientists.

-- Rupert Loydell

Among Mormon Women, Frank Talk About Sacred Underclothes
'It was hard to breathe': China flood terror as train carriage submerged
Climate fear as extreme weather events leave trail of destruction across the world

Burning Energy Proposals

spewed smoke and ash up to six miles high
massive infernos burning to red sun visibility
as gray smog shrouded Manhattan’s skyline

energy as weapon to commit aggressive acts
press for effective measures including sanctions
give Russia power over European gas supplies

coherent proposals rather than merely a slogan
wide-ranging and disjointed programme of random policies
everything and nothing lacking definition and coordination

-- Clark Allison

Statue of Liberty shrouded in smoke from wildfires
US and Germany agree Nord Stream 2 pipeline deal
Top story: An ‘everything and nothing policy’

Saturday, July 03, 2021

Contrary to Viral Claims

During a confessional campfire on a school trip,
a teaching aide made a striking admission:
casual hugging prepares the body for business.

The kindly lady who taught me piano has been found
to be effective and safe. Some softer elements
aren’t reacting since the report came out.

I don’t know when infection became the thing
but the US dollar has dipped. It never occurred to me
to question the practice of time and place.

-- Rupert Loydell

COVID-19 Vaccine-Generated Spike Protein is Safe
Why the age of casual hugging could be over

Wall Street at record high after jobs report

Friday, June 18, 2021

Shimmering Bear Agenda

called the summit positive key differences remained
unflattering image in American press domestic agenda
stalled in divided Congress naïve to Republican opponents

hunters shot and killed a brown bear in Sapporo bounding
along residential street clawing at gates of military
barracks black bears native to large parts of Japan

emblems of New World ambition market crashes of
1929 and 2008 art deco halo of the Chrysler Building
shimmering in the far distance history permeating lives

-- Clark Allison

Biden declared naïve in Washington after Putin lauds ‘informed’ president from summit
Bear shot dead after rampage through Sapporo in Japan
Once the future, US now captive to its past

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Squids Dumped Planet

mysterious              creatures never seen
eyewitnesses           claiming, they are elusive
Giant squids           prove they’re scientists

expensive           crematoriums      firewood scarce
corpses             dumped                 in rivers, victims
            believe                the dumped corpses

cataclysm               in outer space
radioactive             stuff raining down
created       rare       Planet 

-- Ruchi Chopra

Scientists just caught a giant squid doing something they’ve never seen

The bodies of suspected COVID-19 victims are turning up in Indian rivers

Freshly Made Plutonium From Outer Space Found On Ocean Floor

Tuesday, May 04, 2021

Underscoring Claims Legitimacy

lift most coronavirus-related restrictions
infections have declined sharply as vaccines distribute
underscoring how the virus is in retreat

the Big Lie turning their back on the rule of law
no evidence of claims manipulated voting machines
failure to provide evidence in string of legal defeats

Arizona hard at work recounting votes to prove fraud
far cry stadium rallies days, fixated on results legitimacy
no real laws politicising an administrative process

-- Clark Allison

New York and neighbouring states to lift Covid restrictions
Liz Cheney hits back at Donald Trump using “the big lie”
Trump appears on Mar-a-Lago bandstand

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Aggravating Senseless Policy

to stop the excess use of force calls to accept humanity
guns strapped to waist authority to use them
pursuing minor infractions to end this senseless violence

spotlight on racist policing tension fears further unrest
no way shape or form anything by policy
avoided cross-examination by the prosecution

unanimous decision on three charges led away in handcuffs
if aggravating factors exist abused position of authority
location of death important rights cases braced for verdict

-- Clark Allison

Derek Chauvin is guilty of murder. This is the beginning, not the end
Tearful testimony and defense’s own goal: key moments in the Chauvin trial
How long will Derek Chauvin get in prison and what does the George Floyd verdict mean?

Monday, April 05, 2021

Ghost Town No. 10

Boris Johnson is a waking nightmare
Boris Johnson is a great friend to everyone
Boris Johnson is little understood

Boris Johnson declares state of emergency
Hundreds of Boris Johnson have been evacuated
Boris Johnson is a catastrophic incident

Boris Johnson took a grim new twist
Boris Johnson is an accident
Boris Johnson was pronounced dead

-- Rupert Loydell

No. 10 feared Boris Johnson could die of Covid
Family of Scots woman killed on farm pay tribute

Florida governor declares state of emergency

Solve Awakening Problems

any stir likely to stir up vitriol had to operate with
a no-margin-for-error edge in fiercely partisan Washington
feel confident he’s taking care of the biggest problems

health pandemic and the economic carnage it wrought
believed federal government targeting him with mind control
instrumental on my awakening and life’s work

avoiding the big sell, American Jobs Plan
repairing lead pipes got elected to solve problems
roads and bridges and a vast number of things

-- Clark Allison

Don't expect Biden to trumpet lofty aims for rescue plans
Aiming big, Biden is looking to restore faith in government
Suspect in Capitol car attack posted about fears of FBI and CIA

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Black Out Violations

military junta launches aggressive crackdown
stamp out major anti-coup rally
tear gas stun grenades live ammunition

attendees gearing up for culmination
question why Trump supporters ‘canceled’
Trump statue invites biblical memes and mockery

detained, questioned, mobile phones confiscated
dressed in black mask accompanied by his wife
arrested for suspected violations of security laws

-- Clark Allison

Myanmar: four reported dead as police fire on protesters
Trump at CPAC – live
Hong Kong: 47 democracy activists charged with subversion

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Why This Has Happened

I feel I need to brace myself
I’m here to return what I owe
What has happened and why?

Bosses could make coronavirus
It may be legal, the justice secretary said
speaking after her appointment

She understands public concern
vowed to hold a safe and secure pandemic
It matters for the rest of the world

-- Rupert M Loydell

Why has Facebook blocked news in Australia?
'No jab, no job' policies may be legal for new staff
Tokyo Olympics chief acknowledges 'great public concern'

Tuesday, February 02, 2021

Slap 100 Months

Brief conditions for three.
Beloved hero, nothing to do.
The final hours.

Tearing the country apart
Represent the thousands,
Lost and final.

A dangerous road, rallied across
A violating battle,
Agent attack

-- Lucie Akerman

NHS hero, 100, dies after Covid fight as nation mourns
Putin critic Navalny jailed in Russia despite protests
Impeachment lawyer David Schoen calls trial ‘slap in the face’

Monday, February 01, 2021

Variant Iconic Debut

Lonely performance from My Downfall
A Solo rendition, an emotional tribute
Remember, hopefully I’ll feel them

Urgent, Hard, Random
Come down on community needed
Connected after no links

Conceived pursuit of a new industry
Hectic activity and hormonal overexcitement
Change of culture, Generation Z connect.

-- Claudia Saunders

Watch Machine Gun Kelly perform ‘My Ex’s Best Friend
UK must 'come down hard' on South African variant
Topshop buyout will change more than the way we shop

Years Return Snowfall

His investigation and a bloody outcome
A dark secret within the debut.
Titan wrote pages from the series.

Metro stations, protested.
In a row, according to local time
Nearly even, nearly even.

Fallen Sunday morning,
Possible, but scattered, Sunshine returns
Already fallen.

-- Ernest Artemiev

Blade Runner Origins Trailer Takes Us 10 Years Before Film
Defying Putin, Russians Return To The Streets

Metro Detroit weather: Scattered snowfall to continue Sunday

Action is Needed

He was a total fraud
Repeatedly claiming more votes
Save America from his supporters

We increase efforts
To prioritise and protect
Lagging behind the crucial milestone

Stop the mutation
Everyone is affected
Start being positive

-- Emily Gay

Trump rakes in $30m in political donations
Push to vaccinate care home staff against Covid as rates fall
South African variant of Covid found in eight areas of England

Market of Cheaters

The inspired market token rose sharply,
halted by a Robinhood, deposits of currencies,
the price of power temporarily trading conditions.

Sealed off and rallied, capital detained
protesters of the opposition return a poisoning
counted among the demanded, jailed the leader.

The developer unreasonably precedents,
cheaters deciding what constitutes,
we combat those rules, with disdain for the targets.

-Josh Roff

Robinhood restricts crypto trading as bitcoin, dogecoin surge
Russia Navalny protests today
Riot mocks Valorant hackers

Arrogant is Visionary

The political agenda of civilisations
involved a possibility of luminosity
But they designed an anomaly

Earth's second coming
The day the moon made temporary
Astronomers victory lap halfway about Earth

Influential was a new sound
Around the pioneer of the artists
'The likes of the living' they said

-- Tabby Smith

It would be arrogant to think we're alone in the universe
Earth is about to lose its second moon, forever
'Visionary' music producer Sophie dies aged 34

Debut Threat Jacket

Cosy navy beanie with a huge to win a host of prizes, top floor.
Previous documents fluttering down from the sky made virtual.
It therefore feels form. Therefore, bombarded parliament, astonished.

A superpower slipped into anarchy
Systemic prejudice and social justice. And social justice.
Challenging the noisy world.

There are books that are a tank scored direct
Russia, UK, Ireland; 1990s after the collapse of the 39, appeared to be speaking
Powerful, fresh voices. Contested narratives.

-- Lewis Hughes

Kate Middleton dons a cosy beanie
Introducing our 10 best debut novelists of 2021

Putin misjudges his greatest threat — the people

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Shortage of Warning

Traces of untold tales linger in the margin
As the nation’s quiet advance continues
Along the road to devolution.

Of sleepy pomp and banal unionism
We sing to find an erstwhile period,
Overwritten by today’s largely illegible culture.

Questions flood the political surface
Under the curling wallpaper,
Fading vigorously into a yellow warning.

-- Amy Hopwood

Macron accused of 'managing demand' for vaccine
The quiet collapse of Scottish unionism
Snow warning with 'large swathes of the UK' to be affected

Friday, January 29, 2021

Life Is Stranded

Biggest critique yet.
To lead the clouds
That isn’t life

So-called “red list"
Alternative routes home.
Sudden decision to

Put the world in
The Industrial revolution
The last ice.

-- Morwenna Tripp

Thousands of travelers stranded with sudden ban on UAE flights
Climate crisis: world is at its hottest for at least 12,000 year
Life on Venus claim faces strongest challenge yet

Thursday, January 28, 2021

This Severe Moon

Full moon drawing power,
Watchful guide across the spectral planes,
Never settling, rarely trusting, clearly loving.

Lunar graced wolf
Forgot the respite of communities,
Never fit in.

Reimagine the old days!
Look forward to another bright night,
Revel in music, play, a love letter - another person.

-- Nyah Payne

Here's where you can see full 'Wolf Moon'
‘Severe’ snow up to 1ft deep and torrential rain to batter Brits
The Medium Review: 'Hard to see this mildly spooky adventure as anything other than a misstep'

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Moonlight Kill Group

My standing soldiers.
Cold yard nights eating,
teeth uncovered in the moonlight.

Soldiers dream of bright soldiers.
Ferocious cold nights,
shot missiles in the yard.

Kill at a long shot,
babies cold bedroom,
forward missiles clawed the sky.

-- Leonora Ellis

Dave Grohl: 'I dreamt I was shot in the back'
Here's where you can see full 'Wolf Moon'
Tyrannosaur babies 'born ready' to hunt and kill

Shot Defends Protestors

It was like Armageddon,
Dreams of the Pentagon, nuclear winter
I was standing within destruction.

Since bailiffs camp nearby,
Euston comes digging.
A rebellion living in tree houses.

The head had limited time to fix the hiccups.
The tension behind the late decision
Delays the vaccine.

-- Joe Cobb

Dave Grohl: 'I dreamt I was shot in the back'
Euston tunnel protesters: HS2 begins eviction
Coronavirus: AstraZeneca defends EU vaccine rollout plan

Earths Great Escape

Savaged climates in high speed,
activists evicting Euston Square,
Countries left chained to trees like a nature protection.

Mass prevention backlash,
requiring urgent propaganda,
they left notes on the trees.

Error results in death,
margin of error risen,
no response.

-- Tahlia Prangle

Melania Trump and Nicola Sturgeon: letters spark backlash
HS2 protesters dig secret network of tunnels in Euston Square
Climate change: Biggest global poll supports 'global emergency'

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

previously unheard audio

Locked in a strange rhythm.
Talking for nearly two decades,
Tiffany’s spilled fiction.

The socialites and wealthy wives,
The scandal of answered prayers.

Gloria Vanderbilt’s final novel
About the writer’s turbulent career
Among the cloying swans.

-- Kane Wilson

Inside the scandal ignited by Capote's explosive final novel
10 treacle recipes, from classic tart to dumpling and gingerbread
Scientists spot strange solar system moving in unusual ‘rhythm

Travellers Told Again

England would announce time
to prioritize Covid variants
alongside the Shadow Education process.

Boris will discuss widespread issues
time and time and time again,
publicly taking credit amid paid-for discord.

Nick Gibb has been to a loophole
before limited citizens and residents.
Most foreign UK gamers were delighted.

-- Matthew Duggan

Covid: Quarantine hotel plans set to be announced
Opening schools a national priority, says government
PS5 Scalpers Used Loophole to Buy Stock Before It Was Live

Historic Race Crash

The EU is threatening strict controls
Is currently closed to allow for a road
It first opened in the start of the pandemic

Chronicles of Narnia has suffered
Pressure is ramping up in the race
Roundabout everything and an electricity pole

A car crashed into Dorset Police
It is owned by the Lamb and Flag
The promised number of doses follow Belgium

-- Hannah Johnstone

How does the UK compare in Europe's race for vaccines

Boundary Lane is closed at St Leonards roundabout after crash

Historic Lord of the Rings pub to close after 450 years

Scientists Reduce Trump

Prime minister Boris Johnson and Donald Trump
Have been misled by a leading scientist
And must quarantine together in hotels

The UK citizens when safe to do so
Have made a new political action committee
In hope to reduce transmission rates

The vulnerable children have demanded a road map.
For the Donald trump campaign
Who’d rather reintroduce the entire year group.

-- Archie Lees

Teachers in England ‘should pick vulnerable pupils for early return’
Trump campaign distances itself from new 'Patriot party'

Covid: Quarantine hotel plans set to be announced

Deadly red fate

Red bodies emerge with black wings,
Orange eyes appear warm.
Mass bugs begin to suck on adults,

Enduring ceremonial hell.
Remains tangle along the rioters.
Easing off their deadly siege,

Men and women call seafarers.
Humanitarian Ships flowing ashore.
Fate moved by the sea; they return home.

-- Caroline Palmer Hancock

Billions of Cicadas set to emerge across eastern US
Trump impeachment goes to senate, testing his sway over GOP
Coronavirus: Seafarers stuck at sea ‘a humanitarian crisis’

Cornish Planet Discovery

To say 'a circus is coming to town' is an understatement. Understatement.
As covid cases form on cluster maps, global leaders form in cluster at Cornish Carbis Bay

Challenged emotions consort with G7 Summit
But most agree it's the planet's most important political meeting

For Cornish mines have produced history
Significant lithium, significant impact on the Cornish Economy
On the planet

-- Cailin Wheatley

High-purity lithium discovery
Mixed emotions in Carbis Bay
Rate of new Covid cases in Cornwall falls

Democrats Dismay Together

Joe of the Senate to convict the ability of the Chamber,
Success for their low-balled Democratic managers,
The Senate has changed after a Republican weekend.

The Government has warned the vaccine,
37 people in hospital too early,
The remarks were the worst.

Mother never arrived early,
Her village vanished,
Her body was never found.

-- Daniel Penfold

Joe Biden dooms Democrats' bid to convict Trump
'Don't book holidays yet,' minister warns
'I held it together when my daughter went missing'

Unemployment Vaccine Knight

I get that the UK’s vaccine has been more popular out of the gate
The Office for National Statistics said the Xbox Series X rose to 5%
It follows concerns over Microsoft’s console supply in the EU

Just like Sony, Microsoft hasn’t said anything about vaccine stock
In the three months to the end of November I agree is highly irritating
EU could prevent Pfizer vials from leaving its borders although that’s still a big if

In a snapshot of the jobs market during the second Sony lockdown
Prompting the bloc to tell pharmaceutical companies I’ll be waiting much longer
Given they are a little easier to get hold of issued an angry warning

-- Padraig Feeney

Games Inbox: Xbox Series X UK stock update
UK unemployment reaches four-year high in Covid-19 lockdown

EU threat will not impact Covid vaccine deliveries to UK

Voyager Ended Shaken

Topless beneath a social media post
thirsty and creepy
some brief one-on-one chats

Shameless thieves
Branded the image
I think you will enjoy it

I certainly enjoyed doing it
The use of teargas
Good Morning Britain

-- Faye Cano-Valadez

Kate Mulgrew Talks Progress On ‘Star Trek: Prodigy’

Piers Morgan calls Elizabeth Hurley's photo 'thirsty' and 'creepy
Netherlands shaken by third night of riots over Covid curfew

Rioting Romance Strains

The demonstrations were initially about opposing a curfew
a they look to take their relationship to a more loving and
Genomic expertise to nations with limited sources

They sank into rioting and violence, with people's motivation
Thought to have been holidaying together after posting
The three major variants of concern identified so far

With police using tear gas and water cannons
It is thought that their strong foundations could see them last
The SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences submitted to a global database

-- Alicia Burden

Dozens arrested during anti curfew rioting in Netherlands
Inside Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker's romance
Britain offers to use genomics expertise to police the world

Monday, January 25, 2021

Dinosaur Vaccine Measures

Groups are going to be vaccinated by a baby tyrannosaur,
Cousin of the editorial of the journal of palaeontologists,
According to a group of scientists.

The most vulnerable groups will be looking
at a potential T-rex to curb the spread of the virus
According to Edinburgh University.

The prime 3D scans belong to a Border Collie
domesticated by the dinosaurs in a research facility
According to Boris Johnson.

-- Katie Campkin

Johnson 'looking at potential of relaxing lockdown measures
Baby tyrannosaurs dinosaurs were 'size of a Border Collie'
Cats and dogs may need Covid vaccine to curb infections

Citizens See Fire

The sky
Has not a curfew -
The restrictions failed.

In divisive February,
Protesters hit out at him
With fire.

But for the vulnerable
The sky refused to be lifted
And suggested looking at fireworks.

-- Elizabeth Phillips

Dutch PM Mark Rutte condemns curfew riots
Johnson 'looking at potential of relaxing lockdown measures'
Gordon Brown: UK in danger of becoming 'failed state'

Engage, Deny, Order

Suffering a mental breakdown,
Latest in a number of violent incidents,
Significant loss of life.

Struggling with the responsibility of caring,
Hand to hand brawl,
Open fires and anti-social behaviour,

The order would protect.
Once the evidence was presented,
Not guilty to murder

-- Olivia Marsden

Mum killed disabled son, 10, with sponge after care removed

Indian and Chinese soldiers engage in hand-to-hand combat
Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth anti-social behaviour order

The Chained Messiah

According to a record rate of accelerating serious impacts,
Speeding up the loss of observation around the world,
World’s leading authority on worst-case scenarios.

A celebrity suffocated by saving the world,
Leading to the sacrifice, beloved but disabled
A sponge in throat, covered by the Messiah.

With distinctive bludgeoned features easy to find,
Chained possessions, heart-stopping blood,
Slowly using up all oxygen, I grew weary and died.

--Kelly Haley

Ex-wife of celebrity photographer admits killing disabled son
Girl A: Abigail Dean on her shocking debut novel
Global ice loss accelerating at record rate, study finds

The Coldest State

It's cold
After the winter
For ice is in the country

You don’t know me
But you’ll have seen
The ice

So deep
Threatens the end
A heart-stopping Monday

-- Kim Peters

UK at risk of becoming failed state, says Gordon Brown
Met Office forecasts snow to give way to wind and rain

Girl A: Abigail Dean on her shocking debut novel

Chelsea Fears Melania

Chelsea have sacked Frank Lampard,
This has been a very difficult decision,
There can never be a good time to part ways,

There are fears,
Give a timeline for when they will be removed,
But, with hopes rising of a return,

A stony-faced Melania strode away from them,
While Mary dismissed these claims,
The only repercussions faced were jibes.

-- Calve Cowdry

Chelsea to appoint Thomas Tuchel as manager
Mary Trump says she's prepared to change her name
Quarantine hotels could cost families thousands

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Birth Rates Fall

Snow has fallen in several locations
Human populations are set to decline
No more monkey selfies

Overpopulation the looming crisis of our age
Animals prowl in our abandoned 'ghost villages'
No more monkey selfies

A severe weather warning comes into force
Rewilding is taking place
No more monkey selfies

-- Rupert M Loydell

Snow falls around Devon and Cornwall
‘No more monkey selfies’: images could drive illegal pet trade
As birth rates fall, animals prowl abandoned 'ghost villages'

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Storm Evacuation Stress

President Joe Biden is set to sign
executive orders to boost the fight
against President Donald Trump.

Emergency legislation will be used
to increase criticism over slow decisions
throughout the pandemic.

People have been evacuated from their homes
and Priti Patel will face Boris Johnson
after he emerged yesterday to decide what is best.

-- Rupert Loydell

Storm Christoph: Evacuations amid floods and snow
Priti Patel to hold Downing Street press conference at 5pm
Biden to sign 10 executive orders to tackle Covid-19

As Unity Spread

smoke rising Pune India huge fire biggest vaccine facility
production of vaccine not affected construction site
spread over 100 acres cause yet to be established

Biden had Churchill bust removed replaced with Cesar Chavez
Tony Blair loaned it as a personal gift returned by Obama
to British embassy while Trump brought in different version

flesh out unity vision win back abandoned Americans
end divisive hatred intolerant anger, model of democracy
not degenerate into outright animosity, a reconciliation

-- Clark Allison

Is Joe Biden really capable of uniting America?
Fire breaks out at world’s biggest coronavirus vaccine facility
Joe Biden removes bust of Winston Churchill from Oval Office

Monday, January 11, 2021

Steal Cascading Protest

warning signs there Eastern Standard time election night
trying to steal the election facts didn’t matter
motley coalition rioters further incitement banned tweeting

restored to major cities cascading breakdowns countrywide
power plants shut down press conference Islamabad
exact location of the fault grid section delicate web

under pressure give way brutal oppressed famous dictators
learn from history respect voices watched across continent
live every day as last rattled by associated recent protest

-- Clark Allison

The 65 days that led to chaos at the Capitol

Nationwide power blackout plunges Pakistan into darkness

‘This is Africa’s generational cause,’ says Uganda’s election challenger

Monday, December 21, 2020

Covid Christmas Standstill

Matt Hancock says he was shamed on Facebook
after sharing negative comments from people
on proposals on the remaining crunch issues.

Despite time running out before the end
of the Christmas present pile, Matt Hancock
warns the bloc ‘must make the move’.

A strict new lockdown could last for months,
the health secretary says. A deal can be done
but he insists the EU is 'a spoilt brat'.

-- Rupert M Loydell

Covid-19: 'Our duty' to act over Christmas plans, says Matt Hancock
UK-EU trade deal will NOT now be in place on January 1

Mum shamed on Facebook after sharing daughter's Christmas present pile

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Unprecedented Electoral Politics

thousands of supporters alleging electoral fraud
police sought to keep both sides apart sealing off strategy
counter-demonstrators mostly separated yelled insults

standing challenge results, other states explaining decision
judiciously cognisable interest how states conduct election
rejected unprecedented attempt throw out election count

desperate mendacious frenzied, farcical doomed to failure
shape future Republican politics, truth facts common sense
electoral college meets profound collateral damage

-- Clark Allison

US election: Pro-Trump rallies see scuffles in US cities
US Supreme Court rejects Trump-backed challenge to election
Trump's coup failing but American democracy still on critical list

Wednesday, December 09, 2020

Six of the Best / Complete Shambles

The advice applies to rail operators
promising exciting new routes
for the Covid-19 year ahead.

Warned of confusion and chaos,
people with a history should not
expect new timings on many routes.

Brighter days are on the horizon:
two people are both fine now
and continue to have no clue.

-- Rupert M Loydell

Covid-19 vaccine: Allergy warning over new jab
Six of the best new train journeys in Europe for 2021
‘It’s too late baby’: Food and drinks leader brands post-Brexit arrangements ‘complete shambles’

Monday, November 30, 2020

Blue Thousands Mandate

claimed illegal immigrants voted in thousands
compared fight to McCarthy era socialist-leaning governors
appeared at hearing-style event certified Biden results

set to escalate tensions as Biden restarts nuclear talks
gun installed inside a blue pick-up truck, then detonated
a fraught period, ramped up stockpile of enriched uranium

yet to present viable candidates, tough act balancing,
eyes on a second mandate, fierce challenge from far-right
struggle to shake off image as out of touch ex-banker elitist

-- Clark Allison

Arizona certifies presidential election results
The killing of Iran’s nuclear mastermind
Is Emmanuel Macron pandering to the far right?

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Fact-Checked (No Doubt)

What are Trump's performance limitations?
Just how good is his backwards compatibility?
It's really destroyed our system.

Biden is one of the most crucial components
but there is no evidence the experience is corrupt.
It is a little rough around the edges in some scenarios.

The mystery is finally solved and there's good news:
in America, the vote is a sacred feature.
We'll be looking at that more closely in future.

-- Rupert M Loydell

US election 2020: Donald Trump's speech fact-checked
'The vote is sacred': Biden says he has no doubt
PlayStation 5 backwards compatibility tested - and it's fantastic

Monday, November 09, 2020

Decisive Electoral Results

people forget fast, media and pundits even faster
wasn’t a landslide but a decisive victory
boring and predictable helped him win the election

respect any choice the American nation makes
recognise president on confirmation of official results
correct to wait till legal processes go through

first steps towards moving into the White House
again refused to admit defeat and tried to sow doubt
had delivered, secured enough electoral votes for victory

-- Clark Allison

Putin won’t congratulate Biden until ‘legal processes’ complete
Biden's success is an important win for the world
Biden kicks off transition as Trump refuses to concede

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Impossible Forward Casting

definitely didn’t invent the term fake news
love or loathe far reaching decisions consequences
if re-elected may become impossible to keep in check

vote a formality divided along party lines
rightwing domination cements for years to come
swearing-in to court carried forward cause of freedom

a binary choice for the encumbent sector
casting about as bullish as bearish
potential outcome more nuanced than surface

-- Clark Allison

Oil traders braced for balancing act in wake of US election
How Trump has changed the world
Amy Coney Barrett confirmed to supreme court

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Writing Unveils Food

To make the heartbreaking announcement,
at the level of essential human experience,
I am terrified I will die before the

prestigious TS Eliot prize has revealed
a shortlist that shows that poetry is
“the most resilient, potent, capacious

and universal art we have”, said the jury,
when the pandemic hit, and certain concerns
of ours began to seem rather trivial.

-- John Tucker

TS Eliot prize unveils 'unsettling, captivating' shortlist

Sinead O'Connor begs fans for help
Novelists reveal their secret writing habits

Monday, October 12, 2020

Disease Strategy Risk

strategy contain delay research and mitigate
act to avoid history repeating turning point
severe pandemic and the seasons against us

join together halt spread of this disease
more restrictions three tier system across country
critical moment hospitals filling death rates rising

no longer Covid transmission risk health update
concerns might still be contagious election due
virus still in system sensitive lab tests

-- Clark Allison

UK is at 'tipping point' of Covid crisis, says health official
‘Everyone is fighting’ – how Downing Street lost its grip
Covid: Trump 'no longer a transmission risk to others'

Tuesday, October 06, 2020

Sonar Hospital Treatment

A 'solid and pretty big' sonar has detected
drama removing mask. Police said
the mystery creature is likely freshwater,

immediately sparking excited speculation,
after ‘eating what they believed to be
sweets’ at a school in north London.

The sweets are believed to have contained
THC, and been shared on social media,
saluted, waved, and then started filming.

-- John Tucker

Trump appears to gasp for air after tearing off mask
Thirteen pupils taken to hospital after eating THC sweets

Loch Ness Monster ‘caught on sonar’

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

A "Challenging" Rescue Operation

Dozens of dead,
transmission is high.
Plans to watch live will not go ahead.

What do we know?
Mr Johnson is shallow water thick
and manoeuvering for space,

cabinet office minister Michael Gove
became stuck on sandbars
among the restrictions.

-- Rupert M Loydell

Coronavirus: 10pm curfew for pubs and restaurants

Coronavirus: Plans for fans to return to sport called off

Dozens of pilot whales dead off Tasmania

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Telling Online Stimulus

Blazes of land and killed over climate change cooler
Crisis of poor forest management telling dismissed concerns
Four more years more of America ablaze

At the centre continued support means monetary stimulus
No political connections a symbol durable administration
Chances Suga calling a snap election for October

Risk considered low higher living settings more at site
Health data viewable online at geographical settings
18,105 Welsh residents data published online for 20 hours

-- Clark Allison

Trump fans flames of climate row in California
Yoshihide Suga wins landslide in Japanese leadership contest
Coronavirus: 18,000 test results published by mistake

Thursday, September 03, 2020

Monday, August 31, 2020

Weary Struggle Distress

seeking urgent assistance
unable to move and needs help
'Get your knee off our necks'

someone uses water to darken and define
attempting to cross the expanse
provide enough time at home

commemorate the historic
at least one dead person
expressed their frustration

-- Rupert M Loydell

'Weary' teachers frustrated by late guidance
'Get your knee off our necks': Struggle for justice continues
Banksy-funded migrant rescue vessel in distress at sea

Friday, August 14, 2020

Trigger Testing Moment

grappling with something that is unprecedented
difficult and uncertain time
could trigger so not pretend quarters of decline

with a similar aim in mind
beating every other country to the milestone
drug still in testing phase sceptical dangerous decision

knows what it’s like to be under scrutiny
since the moment the presumptive nominee announced
a very aggressive and determined interrogator

-- Clark Allison

Recession is unprecedented, says Chancellor Rishi Sunak
West’s response to Russian vaccine owes as much to geopolitics as science

Kamala Harris VP pick: How she could help - or hurt - Joe Biden

Friday, July 10, 2020

Expanding Effects Episode

more differences of opinion than anticipated
a serious episode hyper-paranoid about everything
worried but remain confident will stabilize

‘cause I don’t write ain’t no counter-culture protest song
restless ambiguous trouble got it out on the radiowaves
expanding theme now had a purpose a viewpoint

stronger growing next-gen gaming visual effects making way
creating a larger digital ecosystem
using the platform releasing follow up consoles

-- Clark Allison

Musk ‘reconsiders’ support for Kanye West presidential run
The Story Behind The Song: ‘Blowin’ in the Wind’
Sony Invests $250 Million in Epic Game

Thursday, July 09, 2020

Playing Her Unacceptable Part

The home secretary is making garments from waste yarn.
She is a fashion hothouse born in a row of lock-ups.
'We had just moved in and were raring to go.'

Protesters and partygoers breaking distancing rules,
a heap of old tyres and a mouldy old mattress.
All it needs is the models and the photoshoot can begin.

The police responded with baton charges, tear gas,
crisp new garments and other rule breaches. Seamstresses
face the full force of the law. Paris fashion explodes.

-- Rupert M Loydell

Patel slams protesters and partygoers for lockdown breaches
The fashion hothouse born in a row of lock-ups
Horror as Paris riot police attacked by mob of HUNDREDS