READERS’ POETRY: Bury Free Press, September 20

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This week we have poems from readers Paula Sunshine, from Lawshall, and Gillian Fisher, from Holywell Row.

DON’T BADGER THE BADGER!

To kill a badger is a crime,

Lord knows what we will see in time,

He loves all creatures great and small,

But man cries out, “Let’s kill ‘em all!”

While rabbits, pigeons, pheasants too,

all share our gardens, fields and view,

This peaceful creature tries to hide

from those who are not on its side.

In years to come we will all learn,

As guns go out and passions burn,

We can’t control all nature sends

and farm and field to our own ends,

obliterating man and beast

until their world and ours has ceased.

-- PAULA SUNSHINE

JUKE BOXES AND BABY BOOMERS

Youth shunned nearly all conventions.
Parent-power weakened in
the coffee bar and moped age.

Now, those teenagers draw pensions
and think the latest pop’s a din –coarse sounds, from which they disengage.

Dreamboats and Petticoats may
not be in the league of Les Mis . ..
Probably it is too ‘feel-good’
in the old context of ‘gay’.
I remember Frankie Vallie, when his
Seasons walked with adulthood*.
-- GILLIAN FISHER

*Walk Like A Man

Send your poetry to news@buryfreepress.co.uk or post it to: The Editor, Bury Free Press, King’s Road, Bury St Edmunds IP33 3ET