MAL's FACTORY - Poetry & Prose Poems

A companion to THE WORD OF SINNA LUVVA blog. An Outlet for new poems, drafts of poems and even rediscovered or reworked ones! For more poetry by Malcolm Evison see the Related Sites listing.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Towards An Autocratic State - a poem (impromptu response to a High Court ruling)

Towards An Autocratic State
(apropos the ruling against the CWU)

Greater love hath no judge
than to lay down the law
against the working man –

Thou shalt not interfere
with the profiteers
whom we have gifted with

these former assets
of the nation state

Malcolm Evison

12 October 2017

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Proprietary Rites


These aches, these cruel
crucifying pains
do not belong to me -

today they own me,
clamping my lower limbs
in their psychotic embrace.

Through throbbing knees
and tiresome aching hips
they pour out scorn

on all my hopes
of overcoming;
today, they overwhelm me.

Malcolm Evison

14 September 2017

(Draft V)

Friday, August 04, 2017

Thursday, July 20, 2017

For These Small Mercies (we proffer thanks)

For These Small Mercies (we proffer thanks)

Today, so far at least,
is one of gentle shattered-ness;
welcome relief

from yesterday’s griping
pain and aches.
An ever present undertow,

of generalized discomfort,

still leaves the space
for a richly varied range
of sensory attacks.

Will it be muscles,
joints, gastritis, or other
less easily defined

components of
the neurological kind.
Today at least

I have enjoyed a time
of gentle relaxation,
an ease of body

and a calmer mind.

                                          Malcolm Evison
                               20 July 2017

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Man For His Age - a poem


Care-worn he leads
his guilt free life,
turns fears
into a bar-room joke –

he never fails
though sometimes falls
a victim to
“the changing times”.

Suburban heroes never weep,
they share with celluloid
an inability to bleed.

He veils his sorrows in
a sentimental song
and never sins –

his standards are complete
and up to date.

A true son
of a dying race.

                Malcolm Evison