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Three Minutes’ Silence

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 When I was burgled, I lost some self-confidence,
When I had my pocket picked, I lost all my self-confidence,
I no longer took things naturally for granted,
I saw danger where once I saw self-expression.
So it is now with Nature and humanity,
Where we once saw beauty, we now see cruelty:
That precocious snowdrop will soon abruptly die;
And that football, spinning in the air,
Isn’t that the globe knocked off its axis,
By the tectonic power of thousands of Hiroshimas?
Nothing will be the same again.

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Notes

Mixed response to the 3 minutes in the British press today but it gives us a chance in Europe to reflect and plan for action. I don’t know if we can do anything collectively through this website, but I urge you all to do all you can within your local communities across this spinning globe. Our first step here in sleepy old Stroud is to organise a promises auction up our local pub – every little helps a little. Thanks to Michael for his Yanks Abroad footie fund raising news too.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/three-minutes-silence/