I’ve been writing poetry for most of my life, and it is something that I love to do. Most of the poems I write are in response to something in the news that enrages me, whatever that may be, but frequently political. Poetry allows me to express my anger in a positive way, venting my frustration in verse, which I find particularly satisfying as it is not always easy to find the right pair of words, and have them make sense. Writing poems is, for me, mostly a stream of consciousness. I have an idea, a line or two in my mind, and then I start typing. The rest just follows. This means that they are, generally, written very quickly; very few of them take more than an hour; some are written in minutes.
My poems are almost always satirical; satire being the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the concept of contemporary politics, and other topical issues. I pull no punches, and I call a spade, a spade. To those who are offended by them, I make no apologies.
I hope you enjoy reading them half as much as I enjoyed writing them. If you do, I would love to hear from you with your comments. Please also feel free to share them with your friends and family.