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.

Adventures in Phantom Time


Armistice Sunday Blues

Aves Republica

Backwards Flags


Bottom of the Barrel

The Corkscrew of History


Decline & Fall

Democracy in Action


Every Winner gets a Free Shave

Fresh Pantoums, Only a Shilling !

Golden Ages Last For Ages

The Good Life

The Green Tree Anthem

Hounslow Fast & Hounslow Slow

The Hustings Shuffle

I Am the Artifact

James Somersett



Mate in One

Month of Fertility

Mortal Remains

Musings on the Nature of Hadrian’s Wall

Mutiny on the Waves

New Year’s Day

No Man’s Pie is Freed from his Ambitious Finger

Nous Sommes Charlie

Of Lost & Found Cities

The Only Poll That Matters

The Peasants are Revolting

A point is all that you can score

A Public Service Announcement

Put out to Pasture

The Queen of the Cockles

Queen of the Silk Road

A Recipe for Iron Gall Ink


Royal Peculiar

Salient Thoughts

The Sheriff of Chelsea


The Star-Spangled Manna

To the Future British Republic

Us Too

Value Added Tax


White Rose, Red Leicester

Winning the Defeat

Your False True-Colours

Y2 A-Okay