Donald Trump Killed My Gerbil



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His little wheel spun round and round
But his cage door lay open, he`d gone to ground
Sound the sirens –Breakout….the gerbil must be found!

I searched behind the sofa, alas there was neither trace nor sound
Even upstairs and under the bed, samething as I previously said
I was worried –what if he`s dead?

That night when I went to bed
I found it difficult to sleep as the pillow enveloped my sleepy head
And I buried it under the bedspread

The following morning I found him in the hall beneath the letterbox
Under a pile of morning newspapers he lay – I could just make out his little white head
But to all intents and purposes he was quite dead

On closer inspection I could see, Donald Trump election flyers above the newspaper pile that lay ontop
Donald Trumps flyers had given my the gerbil the chop
No more hamster wheel for you Aesop
A Republican Elephant had sat on his head
And my gerbil Aesop quite dead
True Democrat that he was –such a pity it was the last thing he ever read

The story so far

Almost 60 years on, yet still I find myself still searching for an answer to that very same question?

Originally from Manchester, I left the damp north of England behind me and exiled myself to the frozen north of Scandinavia , where I have remained these last 25 years.

I was always interested in writing, but the urge to do so slowly disappeared over time until the tragic events of 2013 overtook my life. Events that would be the catalyst to end a long writing hiatus.

My debut book, A Minger`s Tale-Beginnings del 1, eventually saw the light of day in March 2016.

A quirky story that portrays the working class life of an Irish family living in northern England during the 1960`s through to the mid 1980`s.

In 2015 I entered a short story to the prestigious Shelagh Delaney Writing Competition which was published in Salford Short Stories Anthology  that was released in 2016.

Halfway to Manchuria, the second book in the series is well underway and my hope is it will be finished and ready for release by the Autumn of 2019.