Author Archives: SKYDEA CLOUD

About SKYDEA CLOUD

Current affairs, controversialities, politics and poetry: thinking about issues and questions facing the world today.

Unaccompanied refugee children await Judges’ decision on their future.

A High Court hearing against government closes as the future of thousands of children hang in the balance. Last Thursday 22ndJuly I went to the end of a three-day high court hearing in London, the result of which will dictate … Continue reading

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Breaking Promises, Breaking Children.

Last week saw the government backing out of the ‘Dubs’ amendment, a policy which promised to take in 3000 out of the 95000 unaccompanied migrant children. Instead we will accept a maximum of 350. It is now essential that the … Continue reading

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Down

And when they cried down into the waters like a wild treetop spectre and the thick running currents of their souls flowed out wet and snakey into the black I wanted to crawl under them and breathe them until after … Continue reading

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IV

I think I see you sometimes like a dream; fading through dissipating skeins Of consciousness with that trembling terrible mortal gleam, quavering lingeringly – Like miles of last receding rays at dusk scurrying back over long darkling seas and planes. … Continue reading

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III

Sinister and barren is this place at this hour; The long road side-pathways Lit by a descending rush-hour twilight and the Humming rhythmical passing lights of cars. Low hanging trees, predictable pavement and the doorstep again. Well furnished and lit … Continue reading

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Who cares about corpses in the street.

Have you ever seen a dead body on the street? Most of us haven’t. What if you did? You’d undoubtably have some violent reactions. Call 999. Try and resuscitate them. Shout and cry. All of these? Lots of other things … Continue reading

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II

I was swaddled in your arms when the high Watery ocean engulfed me. I was drowning Beneath fading speckled stars when the Water swathed chokingly upon us: heavy, mighty, Immeasurably huge and surprising like the fallen sky, While we were … Continue reading

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A String of Story

I am a figment of my own imagination. I walk through my days in a seemingly temporally static haze, surrounded by a reality I can’t take seriously. Nothing is surprising or remarkable but like some strange fictitious movie whose lines … Continue reading

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Rwanda’s disappeared – where are they?

Rwanda’s press scene is a media ghost town. Freedom of speech has deteriorated into a widespread culture of fear and self-censorship. This is a result of police-state style oppression of voices seen as dissenting or threatening to the regime. Today … Continue reading

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The myth of ‘bad english’ DISPELLED

Hi there fellow english speakers. I used to be one of these people – big time. The pseudo-intellectual person offended by misused apostrophes, confused homonyms (like ‘their’ and ‘there’), the ‘mis-use’ of grammar in many natural ways of speaking, incorrect … Continue reading

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