Frenzy’s Flash Feature #14

4 Jul


Welcome To Frenzy’s Flash Feature!

Your fortnightly Poetry/Photo Combo with Greg Mackie

Poet, dreamer, self-confessed idiot. Addicted to chocolate and crisps, he regrets having cancelled his last two dental appointments. Attempts to write stuff.

We hope you enjoy this  ‘Frenzy’s Flash Feature’ entry. Greg will be be back with another great combination on Thursday 18th July 2013




by Greg Mackie


They made it illegal to

stand in protest,

so now we walk

in parks –



There are four thousand of us –

lost children,

walking along wide alleys,

walking in circles,

on the grass

between the trees

and the flower beds.


The sun is shining bright

but the shadows are dark

and we know that,

very soon,

they shall make it illegal

to walk-

even silently.


We know that,

very soon,

they shall come

from beyond those trees,

and from among us  –

to break our ribs

and crush our fingers

and teach us to be patriots.


They shall cut us down  –

and there shall be

no protest,

no sanction,

no international outcry.


The enemy,

the most vicious  –

the enemy,

the most destructive  –

is indifference.



6 Responses to “Frenzy’s Flash Feature #14”

  1. laurabesley July 6, 2013 at 5:53 am #

    Very evocative piece. I watched ‘V for Vendetta’ yesterday. Reminds me a little of that…

    • frenzyofflies August 20, 2013 at 10:34 am #

      Oops, sorry Laura, I missed this comment… Very belated thanks 🙂

  2. Nisha July 7, 2013 at 3:03 pm #

    Nice, this would make a great anthem for anti-establishment movements. 😀

    • frenzyofflies August 20, 2013 at 10:35 am #

      Hi Nisha, sorry I just saw this. Thank you! 🙂

  3. wordlov July 7, 2013 at 4:04 pm #

    Hat dies auf Wordlov Mordechaï rebloggt und kommentierte:
    Poetry and Photography, thats the same.

    • frenzyofflies August 20, 2013 at 10:35 am #

      I agree! Thank you 🙂

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