14 July 2009


Duplicity as Humanity

changing your mind midstream
seemed expedient in delaying
angst’s appalling after-flow

but you knew from experience
the weight of current opinion
equates increasingly vogue

is it too gauche revealing late
those grossly shameful bedroom
happenings impacting your sanity

you are not insane – this reason
you know accurately, but within
there’s only yourself to blame

media touts sold you short of
salvation anyway – indecently
claimed a moral ascendency

so-called welfare agencies merely
saturated minds already suffused
with bigoted, self-polluting germs
© 18 May 2009, I. D. Carswell


  1. Ivan,
    not at all what it seems to be...


  2. This was a case that burst into the public arena seven years after the event; police investigated the girl's complaint at the time and found no offence had been committed. Seven years later one of the boys involved, now a public figure on Sports TV, is outed by seriously vindictive news-media campaigning. He is thrown out of his job for no reason other than bad publicity while the girl involved did not get 'justice' or absolution but was roughly used by news media and other interests to further their own ends. They 'sold her up the creek' so to speak claiming a moral ascendency.