September 18, 2018 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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Stefanie Bennett




The Wall



The moment they wake up

And the ransom’s paid

From the cup of antithesis,

There’ll be

Arm wrestling, slogans,

A fixed stare


To the evening papers.


Someone said that on ‘Civvy Street’

The Coroner’s couch

Was seen dancing in the dark – and

There were prayer-shawls,

Coupons and miscellaneous

Flagstaffs waving

Iron butterflies

As noxious as distemper.


Still, the high definition revolt’s

Too debonair

For the retired post-mistress – AKA

Job’s wife – who

Aims a sling-shot

At the Pearly Gates

And dresses the wound

With salt.




Inspired by ‘Sleepwalking into the new GFC” – The New Daily – Sept 15






A Jingoist Remembers



Rode it out

For hours.

Delivered it


By piece…


“That collage,”


My voyageur,

“Once blew

A daily to bits!”




Inspired by ‘Merkel Coalition in Crisis: Neo-Nazi Protests in Chemnitz‘ – The Telegraph – Sept 15






Stefanie Bennett

Stefanie Bennett, ex-blues singer & musician, has published several books of poetry, a novel & a libretto & worked with [NO NUKES] Arts Action For Peace + Wage Peace. Of mixed ancestry (Italian/Irish/Paugussett-Shawnee) she was born in Queensland, Australia in 1945.

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