Road asks Churchill & Gandhi about the London riots…

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3rd London dispatch:

So the young American outlaw, Road, sat at a picnic table in London, witnessing a game of checkers ‘tween the two ghosts, Winston Churchill and Mahatma Gandhi.

The two checker players were adversaries when India wrestled its independence away from the British Empire years before.  Churchill had kept throwing Gandhi  into jail.  And Gandhi had kept getting out.

“Check,” said Winston in late August, 2011.  A triumphant gleam paraded across his translucent eyeball.

“This is checkers.  Not chess,” countered Mahatma, squinting merrily.  He took two of Winston’s kings with a lesser man.

“Damn all the nations!” cursed the old World War II pal of FDR.

And so the game progressed.  Road watched intently.  People jostled around Trafalgar Square.  The fountain dew-ily geyser-ed nearby in the August sunshine.

“So what do you guys think about the recent riots?” suddenly sparked Road…

(to be continued)

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About Rawclyde!

I have employed a few pen names throughout the years. Rawclyde with an exclamation mark (!) is the one too sticky to go away... Came of age at Crawford High, San Diego, CA ~ writing sports, a column, & playing football ~ graduated in '68... Attended SDSU for a couple years... Hit the road in a '56 Chevy milk-truck, a "studymobile," filling up notebooks & working as a laborer in the southwest... Practiced the genteel art of fiction for several years in my hometown... Enlisted in the U.S. Army ~ they made me a newsman in Hawaii ~ wrote another column for a while... Attended more courses at SDSU ~ studied novel writing with Professor Charlie Brashers... Sold books out of an '85 Ford one-ton van, a "book mule," in the desert... Did some writing in an old hotel in Prescott AZ... Have written & self-published 9 or so books ~ many of which are hiding out on the cyber highway...
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2 Responses to Road asks Churchill & Gandhi about the London riots…

  1. wendywoo20 says:

    Interesting blog story you have going here. I think your photos may be from earlier trouble when people protested about the bankers etc. The recent riots took place mainly after dark.
    I like the use of Winston and Mahatma, very neat.

    • rawclyde009 says:

      Thank you, Wendy. I switched the photos around ~ a consequence of your info and a few other things.

      Tree Shadow!

      Something moved
      a full quiver
      an arrow pulled out
      slyly wily
      it’s the fox
      hiding in tree shadow!
      bow string taunt
      on olde arrow
      others freshly crafted
      snug in her quiver a-
      wait other chores
      this one’s on a mission
      sliding thru the air
      whistling at the target
      fly now baby now!

      The fox in tree shadow
      is obeyed
      by her feathered stick
      thunk!

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