Sunday’s Piece

“Make way for liberty!” he cried,
Made way for liberty, and died.
(James Montgomery, The Patriot’s Password)

John Lentell
Rhodesia Herald
4th June, 1971

 

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Friday’s Piece

Home is the place where, when you go there,
They have to take you in.

(Robert Frost, 1874 – 1963)

John Lentell
Rhodesia Herald
3rd June, 1971

(My childhood home, Harare)

Wednesday’s Piece

Razors pain you;
Rivers are damp;
Acids stain you;
And drugs cause cramp.
Guns aren’t lawful;
Nooses give;
Gas smells awful;
You might as well live.

(Resumé – Poem by Dorothy Parker, 1893 – 1967)

John Lentell
Rhodesia Herald
2nd June, 1971