August Stanza 18.

It is August and so Jane is doing : a chain of images each one suggested by the last word in the preceding poem. They’ll be short, a single image of just a few lines. It will be interesting to see where it ends up by the end of the month.

Kat will be doing short 3,4, or 5 line poems no syllable counts of rhymes, starting with the word ‘August’ on the first day. The last word of the poem will be the first word of day two’s poem, and so on until the end of the month.

Finally I shall be doing all types of poetry but each poem will start with the last word in the preceding poem.

Todays poem is a Kennings Poem.

Image from Pixabay

Blind

Blind unseeing

Imagination freeing

Darkness surrounding

No sight

——

Careful searching

Seat perching

Eyes hands

Have plans

——-

Faces unseen

Hearing keen

Touch feeling

Eyes unseeing

——-

White stick

Dog harness

Not really

Diss – abled

———

Unseeing eyes.

Use imagination

Unable – not.

Just blind.

Stream of Consciousness Saturday. ic/ical.

This is my entry for LindaGHill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday.

This week’s prompt is ‘ic and ical’ find a word that uses either or both. Bonus points if you can use both! #SoCs.

Stoic, I like to think that I am stoical I don’t like to cause a fuss. I believe I have a high tolerance for most things, pain, patience and compassion.

Sadly the news has worn me down this year. The rise in knife crime has really made me stop and think.

I feel the time for being stoical has finally come to an end.

(The figures quoted below were correct at the time I wrote them,even though I can hardly believe them myself.)

There have been 89 murders so far this year of which 51 were fatal stabbings . The number of offences involving stabbings for the year up to the end of March 2018 was an unbelievable 40147.

So far in 2018 there have been 1,299 stabbings in London up to the end of April, According to official statistics from the Metropolitan Police.

There has been a huge rise in gang and drugs related crime in all our major cities. Many though not all of these crimes are committed by young men and boys.

I have written about gang crime before here .

Sadly many,though by no means all of these incidents have involved imigrants who have come here in search of better lives only to find themselves caught up in the drug and gang culture that is rife on many of the large city’s housing estate.

I am sorry for this rant but I feel we must do something. It is no longer a time to be Stoical.

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