Tall and gaunt with sunken eye and wispy red grey hair
contorted face and angry,
embittered by acrid smoke from inner embers of defeat,
despite the sympathetic nods and smiles who remember his glories.
He shambles to his end, getoutof myway!
Followed by the serene, calm ageless girl
Who will tend his grave and soothe his soul.
It is the time of year one reviews and previews.
The highlight of 2021? – Undoubtedly watching the Boks beat the All Blacks.
From the anthems to the seething happy crowd, to the joy and exhilaration – all amidst a plague! Who would believe it?
I cannot overlook the joy of meeting my grandson! I have already worked out that I will only be 92 when he will be playing in the Rugby World Cup!! Now there is an objective in life! Hope some of my mates will still be around to join me.
Just a mention of the plague, now entering its third year: will it fizzle out once we have all contracted it ? Does not seem likely, with another variant in France being mentioned …
With a growing groundswell of feeling against mandates and restrictions, the politics become decidely difficult for those in office.
But if we keep getting new variants and requiring more jabs and hospital beds and ventilators for the sickest run out… some hard decisions on who gets admitted will arise. I bet the politicos will leave that to the doctors.
Looking ahead my predictions for the near future are:
- I think the Coalition will survive the Australia election.
- A Trump will run for President
- We will have a new King
- China and Russia will become more menacing
- EV’s will begin to proliferate
- Cash will disappear
- The All Blacks will rise again
Finally, I urge you all to consider carefully before you condemn, do not blindly follow the media mob, hear what the other side has to say.
That is freedom and it is being trampled by the populist views of identity politics. Do not discard institutions to accommodate extreme views.
Become a freedom fighter
Happy new year and may the Covid die!