Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Russians on the Dniestr

A bit like the start of World War Two,
Hitler sizing up the British Empire.
Then, Chamberlain, had no recourse,
Except to allow his tyrannical pursuit.

Fast forward, Putin, and what a crime,
Crimea, Transnistria, an old hinterland.
Like Chamberlain then, Obama is now
Half as strong, and twice as shallow.

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Kyoto, where did you go?

The cravatted convene together unseen,
They sign off bills, themselves to ease
The burdens of the calls of many.
Each time, committed, alas to sleaze.

They sneeze us into a snotty tissue,
While mucus runs down to the tummy.
It all sounds yummy, what a breeze
Just write your name down, sign here please.

A tease! A tease! A bloody scandal,
Since Kyoto, less carbon?  Not a trifle.
And this here decade, the UN decreed,
For biodiversity, and did we succeed?

Nay! Nay! Again I say nay!
These bastards bandy burning dismay
To the planet, its people, its trees, its beetles,
It's on all of us, as their words are feeble.

Friday, 14 March 2014

What a Wally

Thanks to years of climate folly,
It looks like I must deploy my brolly
More and more, each year, as the storms
Come thick and fast, oh what a Wally.

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Nothing is not zero

Who decided that the number zero was an appropriate constant?
If I have three apples on my plate, there are three apples there.
Take three away, and there is simply nothing.  Not zero, just space.

We have based our maths, and our knowledge of mass,
On the supposition of something which truly lacks.
Nothing is not zero, zero is not anything.  Zero has been made by man.

It strikes me as arrogant that we seek to explain every single phenomenon
Based on a system which we alone have devised
To explain a very small part of what we can hardly see.