Just One Whirl

Just One Whirl

A Poem by Phill Oz O'fee
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Tick-tock ......

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Just One Whirl




Tick-tock, just one whirl of the universal clock

This last twenty-four hours, hey let’s take stock


Three hundred and sixty thousand happy new born

One hundred and fifty-one thousand sadly mourned


Extreme weather and natural disasters probed

Showed eighty five earthquakes shook the globe


Sixty seven countries involved in anarchic warfare

Seven hundred and sixty-nine groups not playing fair


Twenty million risks starving to death from famine

Five million five hundred tonnes is wasted mammon


Worldwide, eight billionaires have as much money

As three point six billion people in poverty, not funny


Democratic freedom is enjoyed by forty-five percent

Just partly by thirty, for twenty-five just a non-event


Next time the alarm goes and you jump out of bed

Try to ‘Have a nice day’ " from all that I’ve said


Copyright @ Phillozofee 2017


© 2017 Phill Oz O'fee



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Numbers don't lie. Shocking, incredible litany of facts and figures of abominations in this literal poetic countdown. Great couplets, flow, cadence, rhyme. 'Just the facts, ma'am'...makes me want to get back in bed and pull covers over my head! Excellent, important, relevant poem. We are but minnows in a tsunami...

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Phill Oz O'fee

2 Months Ago

Thank you for your heartfelt review - :-)
Annette Pisano Higley

2 Months Ago

You are very welcome my friend!:)



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Very good poem it's hard to see the good in everything but we must if we are to get on each day and get through life we must concentrate on positives not negatives it's hard I know great read very thought provoking stuff

Posted 2 Months Ago


A tsunami of figures makes my head spin but seeing them listed like this (eloquent rhyming BTW) tends to make it spin and weigh on my heart too.
How did we get here?
Cool commentary on humankind's state Phill.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Phill Oz O'fee

2 Months Ago

Thank you for the kind review .. :-)
Numbers don't lie. Shocking, incredible litany of facts and figures of abominations in this literal poetic countdown. Great couplets, flow, cadence, rhyme. 'Just the facts, ma'am'...makes me want to get back in bed and pull covers over my head! Excellent, important, relevant poem. We are but minnows in a tsunami...

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Phill Oz O'fee

2 Months Ago

Thank you for your heartfelt review - :-)
Annette Pisano Higley

2 Months Ago

You are very welcome my friend!:)
with all that math---the figures hardly add up to "have a nice day"

love the sarcasm in the last two lines...and how the rest of the poem is a solemn news report---like our old newscasters used to do...here is the news...that's the way it was...

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Phill Oz O'fee

2 Months Ago

Thank you Jacob - could hardy believe the figures myself - but they are relevant ..

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Phill Oz O'fee
Phill Oz O'fee

Winchester, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom



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I am caught in a time spiral of confusion; that period we all experience between birth and death. Somewhere inside hides a poet, writer, lyricist and/or whatever, laying dormant and suppressed by s.. more..

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