David Palethorpe

The views, thoughts and opinions of an insignificant speck in the Universe 😀

Prison Failure – Paper Chase

The day draws near Lots of things to do From classroom to classroom Tutor to tutor Healthcare to security My last day in stir Is meticulously in place Signing off … Continue reading

November 5, 2017

PRISON RIOTS and Political Hypocrisy

The latest ‘spat’ between the Minister of Justice and the Shadow Minister over disturbances – or riots if you prefer – reminds me of the one between Sadiq Kahn MP … Continue reading

November 4, 2017

End Day – I’m Out

Everyday  D22 is a room without a view Cry myself to sleep Will to live is hard to keep The pain is far too deep Everyday D22 is a room … Continue reading

November 4, 2017

Prison Suicide is a Political Disgrace

I have written a number of times about the failure of both the Conservatives and Labour parties to fully understand, recognise and support those who work in prisons preferring to … Continue reading

November 3, 2017

Ordinary People

If ordinary people Were to be in charge What a wonderful world  It would be If ordinary people Were to be in charge  There would be Perpetual peace If ordinary … Continue reading

November 3, 2017

It Is On Its Way

Xmas is on the horizon Shops filled with Crimbo decs There’s no stopping the momentum It’s on it’s way – just checked Christmas on the near horizon There’s no stopping  … Continue reading

November 2, 2017

Lies – Lies – Lies

It is an inevitable truth That if you lie and lie and lie Unless you’re really really smart Your lies you cannot deny What you don’t understand About lies about … Continue reading

November 1, 2017

Prisons – Making Them Work

As I continue my observations on why the current prison service is failing I’ll address how dealing with prisoners as individuals will help to reduce reoffending. I’ll stop short of … Continue reading

November 1, 2017

Give Us all a Rest

I met a friend the other day Who said something rather odd When discussing my life story They said ” You must believe in God” Now just to clarify And … Continue reading

October 31, 2017

Why Prisons are not Working 

The constant refrain from the Minister of Justice about there being ‘enough places’ to hold convicted prisoners is facile. The fact is that with the equivalent of over 80% of … Continue reading

October 31, 2017

“The Final Inspection on crossing the bar” 

As we enter November my thoughts turn to Remembrance and I thought I’d publish this which has been written by I know not who so I hope they don’t object. … Continue reading

October 30, 2017

Prison Failure – Will They Ever Listen

This is the first of a series on the failing prison system that I intend to write and clearly there will be some who will ask “what have I based … Continue reading

October 30, 2017

How Our Love Started

I recall how our love started I know the moment it arrived It started on the day we met It started with a joke The laughter grew more and more … Continue reading

October 29, 2017

Ecology Countdown to 2049

In the year 2049 I’ll be a centurion Having in my time Survived 100 years In a world they say is dying Future generations won’t survive So will everyone’s time … Continue reading

October 28, 2017

I don’t believe in gods

I don’t believe in gods Jesus Mary or the father I don’t believe in gods Of Buddha or of Allah I don’t believe in creation I do believe in miracles … Continue reading

October 27, 2017

Poetry – A Problem

I really enjoy writing but if there is one area that I have a problem with it’s when I write poetry. What some may call verse – or not as … Continue reading

October 26, 2017 · 2 Comments

What Really Matters

There’s those who think Life is just a race  To reach the very top They have no time to wonder They have no time to stop There’s those that think … Continue reading

October 25, 2017

Never Fear

You should not fear success Never fear facing the test You should never fear failing Never be scared of falling It’s where you land that matters Just take the first … Continue reading

October 24, 2017

Fat Orange Man

A big fat ugly orange man today Appeared on my TV He was so obviously mad It was fascinating to see I listened to the orange man What did he … Continue reading

October 23, 2017

Driving Families into Poverty – Is It Really a Price Worth Paying

What an absolute disgrace is the Universal Credit policy of this cruel, inept and downright callous Conservative – DUP Government. But is it a policy that really surprises us? The … Continue reading

October 23, 2017

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