Bartholomew’s Barker Does It Again…..Paul Powlesland……Metaphorical Pies…..Thought Police 2022…..

by Bernie Bell - 07:27 on 15 September 2022

Bartholomew’s Barker Does It Again…..

‘Eye of the Beholder

Metal tongs pull a slice of prime rib
onto my plate at the buffet.
I notice a brunette at another table
and avoid staring at her legs.

Turkey buzzards cluster around a fallen doe
like little stout Deaths in feathered robes
and sickle beaks.

The bandage around my arm itches
from where I donated blood.
Cotton stained red and now brown.’

To say that Bartholomew Barker…. https://bartbarkerpoet.com/  has a way with words is a massive understatement…

"like little stout Deaths in feathered robes

and sickle beaks."

Vultures clear up carcasses - helping to prevent disease - and are a smart-looking bird too.  A person's reaction can depend on how they look at them - how they 'see' them - https://india.mongabay.com/2018/02/declining-vulture-population-can-cause-a-health-crisis/

Blood – and our responses to it – and the taking of it.  There’s so much in it - in the poem - and in blood…  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK2263/

Food for thought again – not laid out on a plate though.


The Police really picked the wrong person to harass……..



I’m going to blatantly plug the fundraising efforts of an old chum of mine……


All together now – “Who’s been eating all the pies, who’s been eating all the pies…..”

An update…with some thoughts on being a geezer….


You might remember Ian’s name from here….


He’s an entertainer – whatever form his expression takes.

And remember…Ian says….’Beware of snakes’.  Speaking of which…….


I thought I’d put together a set of crazy things which are happening around the funeral of the Queen of England….

Here goes…..I can’t vouch for the authenticity of them all – but I think they’re pretty indicative/representative of the way things are now…………..

Thought Policing:  Example Number One…… https://twitter.com/jackthurston/status/1569688954802413568/photo/1 

Swiftly followed by…. 


Will people get arrested for riding their bikes?

Number Two… https://twitter.com/NicholasTyrone/status/1569702571002200066?cxt=HHwWhIDUuf6K2sgrAAAA

Three….. https://twitter.com/marrtoffee/status/1569950559834177536/photo/1

Four…. https://twitter.com/CharlesTannock/status/1569969889594556417?cxt=HHwWgoC-lf3S08krAAAA

Five…… https://twitter.com/GrieveWatch/status/1569753677119758336/photo/1

Six….. https://twitter.com/myldn/status/1570008888661118980

I’m interested to see that Center Parcs ( spelling?) refer to ‘allowing’ people who have paid to be there, to stay?

One thing – they have pretty much cut their own throats by doing this – presumably – or are the public getting used to being treated this way?


Cheery sort, ain’t I?

No doubt this list will be continued……………


Here’s one I made earlier….. https://theorkneynews.scot/2018/06/19/the-glasgow-school-of-art-fire/


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