Greenlane Poetry

All Saints 3pm
Bad Day
Bar des Sports, Charly-sur-Marne
Before and After the Watershed
Call to Witness
Carte Postale
Charlie
Clerk of Works
Dog in the Night
Easter Saturday at Festubert
Fargate
first
first
first
first
first
first
Force Nine
Forge Island
Four Chimneys
Furnaces
Half Empty
In Glen Howe Park
In Provence
Incident
Kilner's Bridge
Lady
Last Train
Lilac Time
Magpies
Mungy Lane
North Line
Nurses
Outfield
Painting By Numbers
Patriots
Per Ardua
Pioneers
Release
Rememberings
Routine Visit
Runner
September
Silent Snakes
Spring Training
Start-1
Students in Crookesmoor
The Don at Swinton
The Festive Season
The Lavender Feast at Saullt
The Runners in the Fields
The Seasons
Treatment Days
Trips to the Seaside
Up Train
Valley Mist
Weston Park
What Love Is
Winthrop Park

--chosen-work--

Call to Witness



Here is where they hit the tree
killed a carfull, spawned this board
displayed some two months back:
bright green letters standing out on black

A Serious Collision Occurred Here
(Dated- 2014)
(Phone number given)
Contact South Yorkshire Police
Were You A Witness?

This is where the lines of soldiers
horses and imported police
smashed the protest of the miners
Lied in every press release

Shameful Derision Occurred Here
(Dated- 1984)
Fully kitted amply paid
ID numbers not displayed
Contact South Yorkshire Police
Were You a Witness?

Echoes of a cheering crowd
in the distance by the Don
Here is where the singing died
later where the parents cried

Devious Revision Occurred Here
(Dated- 1989)
Official statements duly signed
connived to put all blame behind
Contact South Yorkshire Police
Were You a Witness?

Some who saw cried out unheard
at childhood of so many lost
Here when evil reared its head
others looked away instead

Strange Loss of Vision Occurred Here
(Dated- 2012)
Public servants lacked the will
Many in denial still
Contact South Yorkshire Police
Were You a Witness?


Brecks, Orgreave, Hillsborough and Rotherham 2014