Thursday 9 November 2023

IDS militating Via Dolorosa

HM Berridge of The Vale of Catmose

stricken to white shuddering,, 

a bell curves from the CSJ* its fount of life,

desiccating birthhouses 

to rove at the sill with a Bobby heritability 

curling Baroness Biblica Berridge 

to a cursed gurgle: 

‘I do wish that some in the Com­munion

& in the C of E leadership would appreciate that

Conserva­tives care about poverty;

but we believe it is solved by strong families,

education, & work.’

Philippanthropie Pure with you, O 

piercing luminary of social utility 

under a tightened screw 

in family based arrangements wrought 

to be infected,, a teary Christian crosses in public 

tossing Lebensborn e.V. 

around the green laid paper  

a deep, white scar snakes to the underside of 

the British Religious Right 

under Companies House 

goes quiet 

the boat length its nautical mile streamlining 

statutory C.A.R.E & now all is forgotten, 

a voice stammering mantra:

‘the Biblical family life is highly valued, 

godly parented taught & practiced, 

where husband & wife embrace 

male servant leadership & joyful          

female submission’ 

Today's £7 million from Somerset Capital

Mike Royal.  Mike Kelly. Shaun Bailey 

White saviourism - development & missionary work

reaching the unsaved,,charities named after the

evangelical Christian, 

William Wilberforce e.g. Christian Guy

meta-knives, clicking ha'p'orth

divine aid & its altimeter speaking in eaten roses 

& blame ailing the reformation of manners 

a child out of each sallied deficit 

eyes in crude surfeit, it is pleasing to witness 

asperities gradually weaning

& roughnesses mellowing, 

the subject of this happy change

experiences within, increasing measures

of comfort which diffuse around 

the genial influences of that heavenly flame 

which can thus give life, 

& warmth & action, 

to what had been hitherto rigid & trite, 

& a drooping heart,, gathered inside 

Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty, 

to be shivering at the gale 

or blanching a faithful cheek? 

under Easterhouse epiphany 

IDS militating Via Dolorosa 

economic promises 

against the smallest injuries, 

& lowlinesses 

as tendernesses is to leak inside 

liabilities costed to killing the ledger 

Our Heavenly Benefactor,, 

The Family Breakdown Working Group

to report a template, audible crags 

sinks through the theme of 

some transient song,, unsung 

a single name a good heart:

beneath the gelding falls 

the closing ranks

cheeps out its own mew 

to rend this dotage 

as you go encroaching epiphanies,

Intergenerational Montgomeries

on blighted transmissions pale

legacies of boreholes weakly corked 

the Chairman of the Social Justice Policy Group 

as good as breaking Beveridge’s 

& bended Biblica beneath a baronetcy 

through a gap’s totality 

& the biological enemy, You 

Tomorrow? Today?

O very humble, generational pickerings 

terrible to see furies punishing 

as they thread & thrum 

all that lived, or liked, or loved  

under dadless sermons 

from two past downturns 

a child's evangelical scalar blowpipe concertinaed 

The Red Tape Challenge 

laid to rest the entire service of my love,

its dynamic modelling & choices made simple optimisms

hasten the corner of high walls, 

the blocks of flats, all those grey, blind windows,

pouring out onto the courtyard

hands clutched round chests 

eyes away from it all, up the hill

the faint light that flickers from

my flag beside the minutes of silence, 

putting to shame all ‘minutes of silence’ 

anywhere, at any time, under any flag.