In the Hall of the Troll Kings

by Derek Morrison Troll Kings now ride the wave New prophets, the world to save Deadly weapons they now wield Vicious words seed virtual-field Fracking anxieties and discontents Fuelling egos, exploiting vents Thought leaders of the virtual age Putative masters of creating rage Recruiters for intellectual bubbles Silo builders for shared troubles. So grains of sand can feel like rocks And tiny birds pretend […]

Severn Beach

by Derek Morrison Severn Beach has history Once Blackpool of the West Only ghostly echoes now remain As commuters build their nest Shirley’s Cafe near the shore Mug of coffee from an urn Silent juke-box in the corner The turntable doesn’t turn Giant slab of fruit cake Adds to energy store At value-for-money prices That […]

Letting Go

by Derek Morrison Inner voices replay triumphs of past But inner whispers say cannot last Essential self-delusions of being human Curses every man and woman But when age or injury make you slow The final triumph is to just let go. [To listen to this verse select below] Commentary I cycle with a lot of […]


by Derek Morrison Walking on the street you’re just another ageing girl or guy But when you put on the gear and goggles you can show them how to fly You can sure push those cranks up those endless hills And you can last all day … despite your many pills. It’s OK that there […]