Half Life

by Derek Morrison Half truth, post-truths, across the internet they fly Echo chambers for believers, amplifying the lie Opinion flooding cyber-fields promoted now as news Reinforcing prejudices, seeds malignant views Promoting instability and disorder, seeking pandemonium Injected into virtual-space, with the half-life of plutonium. Please like & share:

Being strange

by Derek Morrison They label me strange and not much fun But as a problem-solver I’m number one Their obsessive sociability I can’t understand With no attention to detail, they never expand They are so easily distracted,  they make no gain And their lack of routine I just can’t explain – Yet they label me […]


by Derek Morrison Journey over, flight now landed But suffering time now expanded 2 long queues at border control Dampens the travel-weary soul 1 snaking line offers human touch A seductive other, technology’s clutch Gambling then on which is faster Digital must surely be the master Opting then for e-passport control Down Alice’s Wonderland rabbit […]


by Derek Morrison Souls sucked through seductive screens Connected to the matrix; sharing But somehow not; communicating In 140 characters or less Over 1000 miles or; sending Just 1 metre. Self-worth; judging From ‘likes’; by ‘friends’ Or is that strangers; providing A brief heat, but no lasting light From virtual Tinder Encounter vending-machines; degrading Courtship, […]


by Derek Morrison Life not gone well A need to blame Any cause will do Delusion of fame Join virtual mob To shout real loud It’s never wrong This wisdom of crowd Gather with ‘friends’ Thought crime to seek Insult and outrage Primed ready to peak Reputations drowned Virtual tsunamis to ride Crush protests of […]

Venus Fly Traps

by Derek Morrison Many devices become a radio in these digital times Now new platforms to watch all the world’s crimes Online Venus-Fly-Traps proffering much choice Inadequates and the evil now given amplified voice No time to long read or to talk face-to-face Eyes glued to a screen even as legs make the pace As […]

Smart dumbness

by Derek Morrison A world of digital complexity Where only experts can tune TV Gullible swallowing of salesman’s art A rush to devices with moniker ‘smart’ But like filament light bulbs of old Rapid obsolescence we’re being sold Because the smartness does degrade Despite the high prices we have paid Those smart devices by our […]

Big Brother

by Derek Morrison Now in any space or event Big Brother can watch you vent Whether you’re inside, or outdoor There’s no hiding place any more Meteor strike or plane crash All now captured from the dash And if you cause some offence Big Brother has the evidence A fleeting moment of no constraint But […]

Just another day at the office

by Derek Morrison So how was your day? Sudden urge to cry Went pretty good A well-practised lie. Simulating levity During family meals No way of expressing Exactly how she feels. Time for bedtime stories Children tucked in bed Push aside her troubles Focus on them instead. Mummy, what do you do? The youngest child […]

The Troll

Darkened room — screen throws light Unsuspecting victim to select tonight Find online discussion — become a part I’m a connoisseur of this disruptive art. I was once the stuff of fairy tale Unfriendly monster of mountain trail Now the internet has made me real With such reach, my power they feel. Once in a […]