History Poems

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History – it’s what seperates us from the dinosaurs. Here are my takes on the past from the comfort of the present – catch them now before they’re repeated. It’s also a place to park my poems on politics, because nothing ages quicker than current affairs.

        Poems about America:

America, We Need to Talk

Breaking the News

Cattle Prattle

Dream On

Every Winner gets a Free Shave

The High Cost of Living

Momma Tongue

The Star-Spangled Manna

Succession

A Trip to the Country

        Poems about the Ancient & Classical world:

Ancient & Modern

Barrow Boy

Before Year Zero

Damnatio ad Bestias

Decline & Fall

Et In Orcadia, Ego

A Few Hours Spare

Forty-Eight

Hierogryphs

I Am the Artifact

Margarita Time

Musings on the Nature of Hadrian’s Wall

Of Lost & Found Cities

Proctotryp

The Siren

The Uncarved Block

Verses in Hades

Witnesses

        Poems about History in General:

The Corkscrew of History

Golden Ages Last For Ages

History Never Changes

The Inertia of Tradition

Insults are Written by the Winners

Month of Fertility

Mortal Remains

New Year’s Day

The Noble Art of Treachery

To the Future

Victus

        Poems about the Middle Ages & Tudor times:

Adventures in Phantom Time

The Ballad of Evermore

Big Charters

Carcassong

Carcassonnet

Clause 50

Ecce Humanitas

Farewell, Athelstan

The Good Life

Gunpowder, Fizzle, & Pop

Harvest Song

Hogwash

Jellyfishes

The Layman of Shalott

Licence to Crenellate

A Malady of Arms

No Man’s Pie is Freed from his Ambitious Finger

Quarter Days

A Recipe for Iron Gall Ink

The Sheriff of Chelsea

Spectacles

To His Cold Mitress

To Niccolò

Via Metallum

White Rose, Red Leicester

        Poems about Politics:

Aves Republica

Backwards Flags

Balloteers

The Bogeyman

Clause 50

Con Spiracy

Credo

Crew of the Revolution

The Deep State of Fear

Democracy in Action

Every Winner gets a Free Shave

The Green Tree Anthem

The Hustings Shuffle

James Somersett

Lightfast

Noughts & Crosses

The Only Poll That Matters

The Peasants are Revolting

Pencil on a String

A point is all that you can score

A Public Service Announcement

Referendum

The Rigours of Indolence

Royal Peculiar

Rue Britannia

The Star-Spangled Manna

Strange Bedfellows

Succession

To the Future British Republic

Us Too

Value Added Tax

Winning the Defeat

Your False True-Colours

        Poems about the Twenieth Century:

Agit-Proper

Armistice Sunday Blues

Blown on the Windrush

Collaterals

Con Spiracy

Crew of the Revolution

Diesel

Harvest Song

Jaxman

Jubilee

Lokomotivy

Mate in One

Mutiny on the Waves

Red Like the Poppies

Royal Peculiar

Rue Britannia

Salient Thoughts

Value Added Tax

Y2 A-Okay

        Poems about the Victorian age and the Enlightenment period:

America, We Need to Talk

Bottom of the Barrel

Carol of the Robins


Crew of the Revolution

The Engineers’ Plot

Fresh Pantoums, Only a Shilling !

Gingerbread Dickens

Horseguards

Hounslow Fast & Hounslow Slow

James Somersett

Little Drummer Boy

The Merchantman Shanty

My First Imperial Adventure

Obey in All Things your Masters According to the Flesh

Outpost

Put out to Pasture

The Queen of the Cockles

Queen of the Silk Road

The Rigours of Indolence

Train-Sporting

Transatlantic Cable 1 – The Wake

Transatlantic Cable 2 – Emigrants’ Song

Transatlantic Cable 3 – Slow News Days

Transatlantic Cable 4 – The Visionary

Transatlantic Cable 5 – The Senator’s Speech

Transatlantic Cable 6 – The Engineer

Transatlantic Cable 7 – The Businessmen

Transatlantic Cable 8 – Crafting the Cable

Transatlantic Cable 9 – Gutta-Percha

Transatlantic Cable 10 – Laying the Line

Transatlantic Cable 11 – Hooking the Cable

Transatlantic Cable 12 – The Messages

Transatlantic Cable 13 – The Future

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