Thursday, 4 October 2018


(National Poetry Day)

We hear Victoria is divorcing Dolores;
we shrug and say, “O tempora o mores”.
We have become accustomed to change
and nothing seems particularly strange.
It is accepted that no one will disparage
decisions made regarding a marriage,
whether it's one involving mixed races
or one that the same gender embraces.
People are tolerant, even broad-minded
but if they are not they will be reminded
the act on equality and diversity applies
and contravention would be very unwise.
Yet there are those who still beseech
to be allowed to use freedom of speech,
to be forthright and call a spade a spade;
a step some believe to be retrograde.
Others, perhaps, will sit on the fence
in case their opinions may cause offence.

© Luigi Pagano 2018

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Luigi Pagano has published three collections of poems: ‘Idle Thoughts’, ’Reflections’ and ‘Poetry On Tap’. His work has been featured in ABCTales’ magazines, UKAuthors’ anthologies, Poetry24 and several other publications.