Poem: ‘Trick & No Treat’

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It’s been trick or treat all year,
though no one’s been to my door.
News is a petulant child
running loose on the airwaves,
heavy on the trick,
sparse on the treat;
scare stories to chill the hearts
of the most level minded souls.
My curtains remain open,
I’m just willing them to knock,
though I cannot pass out candy.
This year have my TV,
a year’s subscription if you life —
so long as you take it away.

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

Deafening Mime

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The mime artist confronts me,
lithe and contorting,
nuancing as best she can
with her eyes.
Masked and distanced,
her gestures rage out loud
and proud,
yet I do not understand,
I can’t even take her hand
to console, to reassure;
so now she’s rubbing her eyes
with feigned clenched fists
but the sorrow doesn’t translate;
such sobbing falls on deaf ears,
yet it screams to my soul:
She’s in her world, I’m in mine,
dimensions apart,
both of us born again infants
deprived of facial cues.

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

*dVerse: Let your words ring out. I taken a ‘left field’ approach.

Top 10 Best European Cities to Visit this year — Delusional Bubble (Reblog)

Europe is a peaceful, beautiful continent with countless beautiful cities to visit! The green continent is full of amazing places. If you’re looking for the best European cities to add to your bucket list, keep reading as in this post, we’ll talk about the top 10 best European cities to visit this year. More than […]

Top 10 Best European Cities to Visit this year — Delusional Bubble

*A guide to Europe — but when will be freer to travel?

10 Vacations You Can Take from Home — Delusional Bubble (Reblog)

Even though everything in the world is slowly going back towards normalization, traveling is still not a possibility for a lot of people, either because of COVID-related travel limitations against Americans or self-cautious people who simply don’t want to put others and themselves at risk. But we are lucky that we’re living in the global […]

10 Vacations You Can Take from Home — Delusional Bubble

*Real vacations will return…

‘Help!’ a poem

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If I cry out for help —
will you be there?
We can’t know the thoughts of billions
staring bleakly out of windows:
I can only speak for myself.
Watching the news wounds me,
deeply,
a psychological stab to my heart,
yet still I follow it religiously:
The enemy is out there, silent,
unseen, invasive and surreptitious
in ways I can’t imagine.
So don’t let my cheery greeting
fool you: I’m scared to death
of what may come —
for they’re making death my sole
release.

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

*Are we really living a dystopian nightmare?

Poem: ‘Handbags’

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She breezes in
as if no crisis were enveloping.

I’m asked to comment
on the bright red handbag,

glitzy, chic — expensive,
as it’s thrust in my face.

I look at her clothes,
the mask which cost more

than dinner for two.
And then the eyes. What do I see?

Nothing but sadness, emptiness
behind those roundels of blue.

So of course, the handbag is fine,
and that’s what I say, though

it’s far more than I would pay.
Gratified, she scoots off

without once asking how I am

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

*Fine accessories…

Haiku: Viral Solitaire of 2020

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Ourselves to ourselves
For your own good stay apart
Life draining away

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

Cricket Captain 2020 – Season Seven — Silly Point Cricket (Reblog)

Some say that seven is a lucky number… they must be joking! My seventh season at the helm of Yorkshire County Cricket Club promised so much but ultimately provided so little. We started both white-ball formats well only to finish bottom and when second or at least third place seemed an almost certainty in the […]

Cricket Captain 2020 – Season Seven — Silly Point Cricket

2020 Virgo Ingress of the Sun — The Classical Astrologer (Reblog)

I rarely post on ingress charts other than the four cardinal Ingresses – the solstice and equinox events. Bot this is no ordinary year, by anyone’s standards and I’m there for watching the unfolding patterns that precede the Great Conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter in Aquarius, an event that will have repercussions not only until […]

2020 Virgo Ingress of the Sun — The Classical Astrologer

Passing through Tower Bridge — Passport Overused (Reblog)

It was a dark and gloomy day. A normal occurrence in this part of the world. However, it was a lot more cloudy than usual. To my surprise and ignorance, it started to rain hard. Like being hit with a garden hose, I was soaked. I had to find a store that sold ponchos and…

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***London may be relatively empty right now due to the coronavirus restrictions, but that leaves more room to see the sights for the intrepid. Great post.

??Nostradamus Prediction on Coronavirus?? — josiesvoice

Someone sent me this intriguing theory that the well-renowned,French astrologer , physician and seer Nostradamus had predicted the coming of the Coronavirus aka COVID-19. I had heard that Nostradamus had allegedly accurately predicted the Sept. 11 terrorists attacks, the Kennedy assassinations and even the assassination attempt on the late Pope John Paul II. There was […]

via ??Nostradamus Prediction on Coronavirus?? — josiesvoice