Late at night with birds asleep
Only shadows from the street lamps keep
A vigil in our cobbled street
Time to think - and thoughts to tweet.
Snippets of news on CNN
Trump due in Brussels; Really? When?
The chance to put the world to rights ...
I ponder on this week's harsh sights:
Westminster guardians of the Realm
Shocked but unbowed at the helm
The crazed attempt near Antwerp's Meir
Of a driver bent on causing fear...
Such attacks and actions unprovoked
By those intent on killing folk
Are becoming sadly commonplace
What's happening to the human race?
(c) Poet in the woods 2017
Westminster Palace - perhaps deliberately out of focus?
The Meir - Antwerp's largest shopping street