Silly-Savvy Poem – Obedience

A response to the post ‘More Intelligent Species Tend to be More Obedient’ by Hamed M Dehongi. Obedience. Rules. Lies. Business? Disobey, disassociate and, from a distance – take a stance. Stand! Copyright owned by Jay Cool, September 2019 Image by Stefan Keller from Pixabay Savvy Book – Giving a F**k Silly-Savvy Poem – Fully…

Savvy Article – The Resistance

Written in  response to How to Navigate a Midlife Career Transition: One Day at a Time. As we approach fifty, or accelerate past it, we represent a resistance to ‘change’ movement in the workplace. The reality is that we have had plenty of years in which to witness the same so-called ‘changes’ having been tried out…

Full Coverage: A Savvy Poem

Cover me up, he says Nothing short, nothing cropped, and nothing tight.   Wanting to please, and wanting to cover up, to reserve myself – just for him, I buy it big and wear it baggy.   Hold it in, he says. I told you, didn’t I? I told you not to show; to show…

Feeling Real Fine

I lift myself up, up, up, up, and away, flying higher than high, and, somehow, it is done without trampling on anyone. Yes, it is possible to fly unaided. And, unbolstered by your underpinnings, by your transient base of ashes, I soar, on and on, soaring into infinity, everlasting and feeling, at last, but not…

Hands in My Pockets

Inspired by a fellow-blogger’s post. ‘Take your hands out of your pockets,’ she barks, pocket-like. ‘Stand up straight and don’t slouch!’ Alarmed, my hair stands up, shock-like. Fearful, my stomach shrinks into itself and my shoulders roll, as my eyes fall out of their sockets and bounce onto the classroom floor. My hands become aware…

Not Nothing

  We bat away the fog and walk through onslaughts pulling out the arrows and battling on, knowing that to                   stand by and to say nothing, in the knowledge of the wrongs committed by those who know everything, but see nothing, would be wrong, even though…