antidote to the saccharine but well intentioned observations of W H Davies – not to be confused with Freddy ‘Parrot Face’ Davies of UK fame:

What is this life to only dare,
stand idly by, do nothing, stare?

To make no stand and simply let-
Another rise above the parapet.

Choose not to see wrongs done en-masse
Help kick the truth into long grass.

Choose not to see what’s plain as day,
Turn a blind eye, look away.

Spot a short cut then advance
To trample truth with a merry dance.

While protocols help justice die,
Ignore betrayal of big sad I.

A poor life this, to only dare
Stand idly by, do nothing, stare.

IRF 2014.