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Fraud

Post No. 820

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Fraud

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What a terrible to-do

To have to prove that you are you;

Nine years of pretending to be me,

How, for goodness’ sake, could that be?

Computerisation should be the key

But only if used properly.

Cross-checking is the least that should be done

When two departments stand alone;

Census info counts for nought

If other sources are not brought.

More monies down the drain,

More fraud committed once again

As they continue playing the blame game.

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©Denise G Allen, 16 June 2015 08:00


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Dark & Light

Post No. 817

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Dark & Light

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Darkness conceals the night

Stillness weighs heavy as the grave

A lone(ly) bird breaks the silence

Kwa-keh he calls but to no avail

Kwa-keh

Quiet replies

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Yesterday the dark was light

The air sheer as the wind blew

Birds slept in silence

Rocked by the trees

Boughs creaked in protest

Throughout the forest

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©Denise G Allen, 08 June 2015 11:02


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For Love of Your Child

Post No. 816

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For Love of Your Child

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Is there a list that I have missed

Of doing time to fit the crime:

This for that, tit for tat,

Hard to say…

Can we love too much

But it’s not the same

God is God

To be worshipped,

Admired, beloved

And held in awe,

Where you are flesh of my flesh,

Blood of my blood,

Human as me in my mortality.

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©Denise G Allen, 08 June 2015 10:15


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Beating the Cold

Post No. 813

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Beating  the Cold

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Cold in the early morning

And in the evening too

Then suddenly at midday

The wind blew the sun away

Impossible to sleep

Shivering and shaking

One simple thing to do

Become my own heater

In a home-made igloo

Climbed into bed

Bedclothes o’er my head

Sealed myself in tight

Then breathed with all my might

In two three four, out two three four

(my forever trick for sleepless nights)

In the blink of an eye

I was warm as toast

Put my head out in tortoise mode

And the lovely cool air rode over my face

As I felt myself falling… falling…

Only to wake in the early morning

As fresh as the new day dawning

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©Denise G Allen, 05 June 2015 06:47


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Insanity

Post No. 812

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Insanity

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Is insanity contagious

When behaviour is outrageous

Humanity has exited

And adrenalin is now

The drug of choice

Freely available

To all who are unable

To contain their hu- (a-)nger

Addicts all who need

Gratification in an instant

Satisfaction in the moment

Boasting bloodlust

Cruelty and destruction

Of animal existence

And when that is not sufficient

Turning on their own

Driven higher and higher

Until they im- or ex-plode

While dancing on the edge of death

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Give me instead

The wild countryside

Sweet-smelling grasses

Unsullied waters

Peace and tranquillity

Kindness and harmony

The way to truly survive

This rat-race called life

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©Denise G Allen, 04 June 2015 05:35


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Smoke

Post No. 811

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Smoke

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Heat shimmers

Air expands

And smoke drifts

Lazily twists and twirls

Gracefully whirls and curls

Ever upwards

Slowly gently dissipating

Dissolving in air

But still there

Smelled but unseen

As in a dream –

Doors slam

Dogs bark

Have you started the braai

They cry

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©Denise G Allen, 03 June 2015 06:44