EU-LOGY

EU-LOGY

It had been a rare week, an extremely rare week

Just after the summer solstice

That’s how the week started

And in rare synchrony with it the strawberry moon

 

And then

It had been a rare night, an extremely rare night

With thunder and lightning, and the lightning so strong

Thus making the night-sky so bright

That you started to wonder if it was really night

 

And then

The rain came, a lot of rain came

And flooding happened, and there was so much water

That some tube stations were closed

And it took longer to make your way to work

 

And this

Was Referendum-Day, a precarious day

And as a result precarious results came in

A tiny majority were saying they didn’t want a share

With the countries they are surrounded by

 

And so

It became a rare morning, a rare and precarious morning

Filled with daze and disbelief

Would it have been easier for communication

To refer back to Shakespeare

And ask on the ballot paper ‘To Be or Not to Be together’

This was really the Question

And then to ask yourself

What happens to your being, and can you be at all

If you were alone.                                                                       © Ursula Troche, 6.16

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Collective Whole

Concurrent stories were these

That intermingled nicely with my Eulogies:

 

It was also Windrush Day

A day that commemorates Carribeans on demand

Because they had to, they had been asked to

And so they came before Europe

See here (and hear) the echoes of the title

‘They came before Columbus’

Important book by Ivan van Sertima

And now we all come

Together

In solidarity

With each other

In honour

Of each other’s contribution to our Collective Whole!

 

Long may this solidarity continue

And long may this awareness rise

And these connections be recognised

And become our Collective Conscious

As we became Londoners

together

 

It was also Refugee Week

Feel the impact

Don’t forget the weak

And make us strong

Together

Consider their status is ‘Leave to Remain’

And so we must remain

And become

Together again

 

Long may this solidarity continue

And long may this awareness rise

And these connections be recognised

And become our Collective Conscious

As we became Londoners

Together.                                                                      © Ursula Troche, 6.16

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