Kids from Manchester

   

 

And in they went

Young and beautiful

All Ready for chant

 

Ariana they texted to many a friend

Truly  shone

Like a star

From heaven sent

 

And out they came

So goddamned cold

All fragile and pale,

Broken, astray

 

Awkwardly old,

In less than a day.

Build

build

 

Sleepless nights in Bedsit Land

And letters that I should have sent

 

It’s build a poem where we can stay

Adding  color almost every day

 

A bridge of words  for you to cross

Until I get it right I will be lost

(Still miss you  lots and lots and lots and lots)

 

Inspired by: Build, Housemartins, 1987

 

 

 

 

Still Magic

peter

There’s quite a few by now

And  quite a few

Of them

Are mine

Thin meandering lines

Carefully chiseled

Right around  her eyes

 

Regrets I have

So many by now

And still…

Still she says

She’s mine

Inspired by: Still Magic, Peter Skellern, 1980

 

Er zijn er

Nogal wat

En nogal wat

Komen door mij

Dunne meanderende lijnen

Voorzichtig gebeiteld

Rond haar ogen

 

Spijt

Loert altijd om de hoek

En toch…

Toch zegt ze

Dat ze nog steeds geen ander zoekt

Lesser Years

neil

Children of  these lesser years

Growing up with enemies

and heroes made of make-believe

Nothing  really to achieve

Growing cold in hate and fear

And hardly something to hold dear.

 

Some of the old  are still around

Longing for some long lost warmth.

 

Hoping to be found

Willing to change

And dying to say:

Never, never, never,

Never again!

 

inspired by: Rockin’ In The Free World, Neil Young, 1989

 

Shake the Disease

shake-the

Suppose

Another me

Speaking firm and warm

In a widely spoken tongue

 

Suppose

Another you

Listening

 

Imagine

Us

Just a little longer

Supposing we’ll be fine

(for M and S)

 

 

Veronderstel

Een andere ik

Vastberaden en warm sprekend

De woorden die je zo graag wil horen

 

Veronderstel

Een andere jij

Luisterend

 

Stel je voor

Wij

Nog heel even

Veronderstellend dat het goed komt

(voor M en  S)

 

 

inspired by:  Shake the Disease, Depeche Mode, 29 April 1985