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.



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/