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Life Experience

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gaza ceasefire demonstration, London 17 February 2024


BBC bias is misplaced. It is all too clear that the BBC supports the government and Labour Party in their unwavering support for the Israeli

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Gaza homes destroyed

Poem – This is war

This is war What is war?In the human psycheit is the fatal flaw,a perversion of the human mindturning the morally sightedmorally blind. War isthe profoundest

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Couple by the sea

Poem – Easy Love

About Easy Love Most of the poems in my book, Poems About Love, are about relationships I have noticed, or thought about, or imagined. Easy

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Text of poem, Revenge

Poem – Revenge

Before civilisation and the rule of law, murders were often dealt with by relations and friends of the murder victim. The idea of “an eye

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Poem, Path to war

Poem – The Path to War

The countdowns to wars often follow a familiar pattern which can easily be observed and  briefly expressed. Wise leaders might understand what is happening and

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Gaza explosion

What Rishi Sunak Should Say

https://youtu.be/jRaN_0olTbg?si=sL8OM_izvzPcukqQ Israel suffered a terrorist outrage. No country, no people deserve such suffering, so to express sympathy and say that Israel has a right to

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The Pilot’s Testament

The Pilot’s Testament A war poem by David Roberts about the moral implications of service personnel obeying orders to carry out lethal action, and the

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pic Gaza street bombed 2023

Comparative Terrorism

Israeli bombs seek terrorists in Gaza. When the war is over the displaced Palestinians will be able to return to their homes. 30 October 2023

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A truthful politician

It isn’t often I lie awake at night thinking about troubles in foreign countries but that is happening now. Partly what’s disturbing me is the

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Lorraine and Tristan, just married 6 October 2023.

Big Day

Friday 6th October 2023 was a truly special day for our family – the wedding of our daughter, Lorraine, to Tristan in Horsham Register Office.

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Brighton Beach 2023

Hottest Day of the Year

Hottest Day of the Year Heatwave The hottest day recorded.Towards ten at nightThe rain started. We walked out Into the garden, naked,enjoying the refreshing rain. The

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Poem for Northern Ireland

Stormont Parliament building where the politicians have been refusing to meet for 18 months to govern Northern Ireland. A Poem for Northern Ireland Backward Vision

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Poem about Iraq

A poem about Iraq in 2003 Tony Blair’s visit to Southern Iraq early in 2003. He explained the wisdom of the war. MY  POEM A

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Military boom time

Boom in Military Spending BRITISH PUBLIC might question vast increase in arms spending Today, 20 October 2022, Liz Truss, UK Prime Minister, has resigned and

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Vietnam veteran’s song.

https://youtu.be/W6lmXoBRi1A Still feeling the hurt all these years after the end of the Vietnam War, 1975, over 45 years ago. PTSD doesn’t just go away.

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David Roberts

Writer, publisher, music promoter

Born in 1942, I now have time to enjoy life more widely and reflect on my experience, interests, and contemporary events.

David Roberts