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BLUE SKY THINKING….

On a random sunny afternoon, sometimes thoughts, ideas, musings from the past, present and future merge as you look skyward. The deepest blue sky and potent yellowy sun start to speak to you in rhyme. So you close your eyes and respo9nd in kind…maybe with something like this…

Sitting in the afternoon sun

I breathe deeply with heat on my back

Not a cloud my eyes can see

My pet dog lies strewn with comfort


The trees sway this way and that

Their shadow cast spookily across my lawn

A small insect escapes the blades

As I watch it struggling to find a path


To dream as I do

It only happens when the sky is eternally blue

A cool breeze refuses to share it’s energy

And supply me, my dog with sufficient air


To feel my dreams develop beyond

An horizon that is impossible to view

How the mind works to supply hope

To those who dare to dream

When sky becomes eternally blue

Radiating heat from the sun

Splatters on my face

On my back on my neck

It’s the suns way of a loving embrace


Yes I dream still of nothing

Into the eternal blue yonder

To find no answers as such

Light years from perdition

I hope and can only wonder


Enjoying the reflective glare

Squinting with delight not derision

My blue sky that is above me;

Could it mean I’m looking;

Directly into the heavens?


A star; yes the celestial being

A yellow ball of sublime heat

And perfunctory light

I sit here to worship your power

With every bone and sinew


The blue sky motivates the thinker

Metastasises the brain like an engine

Churns thoughts, hopes, the unseen shadow

Eyes open wide now as the truth

Waits for you unbidden

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The Bond Poetic Vol 3. Returns in: ” The Finger of Gold “

The third Bond Film still ranks in the memory for several reasons. The gold painted lady, the ‘ejector seat’ stunt and ‘that Jag’, then Bond on the table coming perilously close to becoming a soprano and not living to ‘sing that particular tale’.

At Christmas approaches I’m sure we’ll see the usual catalogue of Bond movies to remind how the whole ‘spy movie’ thing got started and seems here to stay.

It was now 1964

The world no longer on hold

007 faces a nemesis once more

A man hypnotised by Gold

—–

Into the fray Bond tracks his man

They know him  as ‘Goldfinger’

The DB5 speeds through Switzerland

No time to slow down, or to linger

——

Smuggling himself into that life

The Golf course is the venue

Odd Job ensures there is no strife

Then removes a head, that cannot be renewed

—–

A crafty plan is set in motion

Is Pussy Galore the key?

Bond has other ideas with her devotion

To change her mind to switch teams?

—–

Bond is caught in the lion’s den

The criminal fraternity are shrouded in smoke 

Goldfinger’s plan is not an ‘if’, but ‘when’

The men in that room perished by the choke

——

Strapped to a table about five feet high

Bond utters his final convincing words

Goldfinger responds ‘You’re supposed to die’

Bond’s luck is in; as his pitch is heard 

—–

But Galore’s planes are now in the air

Poisonous gases ready to deploy

A change of heart the soldiers it did spare

Denying Goldfinger his moment to enjoy

—–

With a plan B, Goldfinger changes tack

Leave Bond trapped with his Korean brick

Bond gives him a shock when he attacks

A sizzling finale did just the trick

—–

Leiter thinks the job is done

Auric has other schemes and ways 

On Galore’s plane Auric saw the sun

And that was the end of Goldfinger’s days…

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Company of Fools & Poems for the Festive Season (helping you get ready for Christmas)

For two great presents that will give you some welcomed light relief in these dark times here are two choices for your loved ones Christmas stocking!

For a more visual view of the Comedy Drama (with romance attached) Company of Fools is available on Amazon.com/Amazon.co.uk plus another 10 countries in E-book and Paperback see the link below for the trailer & to purchase a copy…(I welcome any/all reviews/feedback)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClBkYK8VLns4BU0Dud0_fMA

Get ready for Christmas – I hope this will get you in the mood… go here to order your copy:

Again any feedback /reviews welcomed…thanks J W Nelson

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Black History/B.L.M. Vol 2 – October 2020 – J W NELSON

The ‘No mystery to Black History’ continues…(see #nomysterytoblackhistory on Twitter @jwnelson3.com)

WHO ARE WE? (my personal memories)

We could be the man at the very top

We could be the man with the quiet Karma

Reaching a summit some thought impossible

Achieved by none other than Barrack Obama

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We could be the global female lead

We could be the host, inspirator, a champion for all to hear and see

We should focus on ‘Key, Significance and small victories’

We could also follow our very own Oprah Winfrey

daley thompson - decathlon

We could focus on winning our race – Daley?

Could we win ten challenging events – all at one time?

We could achieve the highest accolades of GOLD

Thompson’s record is purely and simply sublime

Nyota Uhura | Memory Beta, non-canon Star Trek Wiki | Fandom

We could be the ‘black beauty’ : out of this world

Nichelle caused a stir with ‘that first kiss’

We now thankfully live in changed times

It is something thankfully we do not miss

Bermuda actor Earl Cameron British

We could be the ‘Thunderball’ 8 – yes that’s black

Earl started something that others did discern

A man of longevity – yes his life covered a century

Another inspiring target for us all; from which to learn

Tina Turner - Age, Songs & Husband - Biography

We could be the voice of our nations

Powerful, moving, seducing and hot like a burner

Songs and melodies from the past into the future

Yes, we could all do with a bit of ‘The’ Tina Turner

Who Am I, Again? by Lenny Henry review — a touching and affectionate memoir  | Culture | The Sunday Times

We could be funny, colourful, bold and a first?

Sweet sixteen in the 70’s made many choose Lenny

We could produce magic amid a torrid racial backdrop

In an era where up the Hill; there was another funny man called Benny..

659 Trevor Mcdonald Photos and Premium High Res Pictures - Getty Images

We could be in the news

We could be the first colour on your screen

We could follow Trevor’s poise, professionalism and attitude

We love to having him on our Team…

Black History Month programme | St Catharine's College, Cambridge

We are everyone, everything, just like you

We have beautiful, hair, colour, skin and eyes

We are proud, clever, funny with intelligence

We are here, we are all together, let’s all keep aiming for that prize…

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Black History/B.L.M. Vol 1 – October 2020 – J W NELSON

‘There’s no mystery to Black History‘ (that’s my little poetic saying). Parents from Jamaica. I have traced my ancestry back to the point when slavery was just abolished (around 1834).

And now nearly 200 years later in the UK my son and daughter are just learning about Black History in school. Wow. Is this ‘Titantic’ ship starting to turn? Who know, hopefully for everyone of colour, wherever we are all are, whatever status we hold, just maybe there are slivers of light appearing amidst the once long and eternally dark tunnel, that we have been treading.

As a would be poet, below is my first take on the many wonderful black inspirational people that have had endure; so people like me, don’t have to as much. More to follow throughout October (and maybe beyond) on other topics.

WHO ARE WE? (starting with the past)

Commemorating Rosa Parks Day | SFMTA

We could be the person on the bus

Your name may be have been Rosa Parkes

Your life made to suffer by the colour of your skin

Yes; they have tried to eat us; those ‘white sharks’

Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. - Wikipedia

We were the people without a voice

But Martin Luther made them hear

Look what they did to our dear proud brother

Because he made ‘them’ see what they all feared

Jesse Owens vs Adolf Hitler, Berlin 1936 Olympics | The German who helped  humiliate the Fuhrer

We are the ones that move fast

Yes; Jesse Owens showed the dictator this

In the face of complete and utter oppression

It’s something that hasn’t quite fallen over the precipice

The Assassination of Malcolm X - Biography

We have own Marvel Man from the past

No wheelchair in sight; but his name has an X

A voice for black empowerment

And contrary to many he wasn’t always vexed

The Story of Phillis Wheatley. By Elizabeth Warren | by Team Warren | Medium

A personal mentor; the first black female poet

If you don’t know; Phillis Wheatley was her name

George Washington recognised the talent

For every poet; she should be in your ‘hall of fame’

David Blight on Frederick Douglass: 'I call him beautifully human' | Books  | The Guardian

We need to be like our once enslaved Frederick Douglass

He fought to support those via the abolition of slavery

Putting pen to paper for all to read

His life, his very own Black History

Thurgood Marshall: 20 Facts - Legacy.com

We are the ones that Marshall the Good

Overturn the wrong for the right

Winning against segregation for the learning to occur

We thank him for providing; ‘out of darkness’ we too now have light

Muhammad Ali | Biography, Bouts, Record, & Facts | Britannica

We are among the ‘greatest’ ones that had to rumble

The man with fists and feet of flight

Yes Cassius/Muhammed Ali knew how to move

You couldn’t stop him talking either; any day or night

Oscar win proved Sidney Poitier was second to none

We are the ones that have had to ACT

Mr. Poitier the consummate pro; won an Oscar

Imagine that in an era for his accolade

Showed that black people could also raise ‘the bar’

Harriet Tubman - Family, Underground Railroad & Death - Biography

We should be Harriet Tubman the saviour

Literally saving over 300 enslaved souls

Nursing her community to a better educated life

She was dedicated, selfless and bold

Unbought And Unbossed': When a Black Woman Ran for the White House | At the  Smithsonian | Smithsonian Magazine

We are the forerunner’s to make things happen

From a seat of power to make the change

Shirley Chisholm started the political race

And now her stepping stones has put us on the front page

Madam C.J. Walker - Products, Daughter & TV Show - Biography

We are the entrepreneur’s with a million in the bank

Madam C J Walker knew how to make ‘hair pay’

Making jobs for over 3,000 people at that time

Means we continue to use her genius every single day 

Review: Marvel's 'Black Panther' Is Politically Passionate Blockbuster  Filmmaking

We are everyone, everything, just like you

We have beautiful, hair, colour, skin and eyes

We are proud, clever, funny with intelligence

We are here, we are all together, let’s all keep aiming for that prize…

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Company of Fools (review by D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review).

Company of Fools

J W Nelson

Independently Published

9798677697968      $3.99 Kindle / $10.99 paperback

Ordering: https://www.amazon.com/COMPANY-FOOLS-Selling-Tricky-Business-ebook/dp/B08GHSBJWR

Company of Fools: Selling for Love & Life, Is a Tricky Business considers the unfulfilled ambitions of Justin Whalley, who dreams of success in love and career, but instead faces a series of disasters.

His upbringing and countenance are unremarkable, his family “close, but in a distant, unspoken way” which he mirrors in an adult life, which is quiet. Despite the fact that Justin has resolved to “not end up like them, content with very little, and had no freedom, no place to call their own,” the fact is that he’s in danger of doing just this, until he stumbles into high drama and death at work and comes to realize that romance and success come with price tags.

As new opportunities in business and love change his trajectory and his relationships, Justin finds himself out of his league in many ways, discovering more conundrums and complexity to living a vivid life than he’d imagined: 

“We ventured our separate ways, with my mind flicking back and forth over Tom’s wife and her son. Vicky sat alone in some hotel probably crying or bored shitless. Chelsea at work and her precocious little Robert, who was slowly becoming a thorn in my side. Shaun soon to skulk off back to Dublin. And Errol rolling around with the leggy and the sexual ‘one look and you’re turned on’ Sally. Who said my life wasn’t exciting?”

J W Nelson does a fine job of taking an ordinary, common man with quiet ambitions and turning his life upside down. There’s a cast of characters that surround him in work and romance and affect his course in life; there are situations that leave him swimming against the tide; and too many possibilities leave him both excited and frustrated over his life’s unexpected changes.

Justin’s attempt to stay on course against this onslaught of change and challenge makes for a fun, engrossing romp through life that juxtaposes philosophical considerations with psychological growth: 

“These transcendent thoughts are like smoke, here now and disappearing in a flash. Living in the moment, I had to remind myself. Focus on my true inclinations from the start. On my work goals. My life goal, utilising the experience and support from those around me.”

Company of Fools depicts an ‘Everyman’ changing the course laid out by family and his own expectations of what life is. Its tale of irony and opportunity, the mixed bag of success and unexpected obstacles, and the process of overcoming hurt and failure to enter a better life provides a gripping story that is poignant, funny, and thought-provoking all at once. It’s infused with British culture and changing relationships that keep readers both on their toes and delighted by unexpected twists and turns.

For a visual trailer of Company of Fools go here:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClBkYK8VLns4BU0Dud0_fMA/videos

The Bond Poetic – All about Bond (007)

Here is a Poetic summary of the 24 James Bond films thus far (as we’re currently being entertained by film no 25 ‘No Time to Die’. (I’m hoping to see it this weekend)

You can view all 24 Bond Poetic poems (one per film from Dr No in 1963 to Spectre) on this blog or listen them on my podcast – https://anchor.fm/horace-evans8

ALL About BOND (007)

Fleming took to the sun

In a place that is heaven

To the island of beauty and fun

Where he wrote about that spy: 007
——

When the films were made

John Barry and his team knew the score

The memorable horn and wind serenade

Left us all wanting more and more
——–

It didn’t take EONs to get the party started

Sean Connery took to the lead role

Cinema goers and their cash departed

Creating a film fever that swept the globe
——-

From the doctor that always said ‘No’

To Ursula who shone like a dime

Who knew where the films would go

As Bond ‘wrestled with ‘the hand ‘ of crime
——-

007 gets wrapped up in a Russian triangle

The clerk loves him and her home

Kleb ‘points’ and dances to make Bond dangle

Then it’s time to do what they do in Rome
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Bond is faced with a man he can’t deny

Gold is his drug; his fix

Odd Job is strong; but he gets fried

Auric is sucked out; and into the mix

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And now the SPECTRE of games begin

This time Largo is bold and upfront

Bond with help ensures they don’t win

It required a very watery stunt

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Bond looks dead; but wait he’s reborn

He heads to Japan for an assist

When it’s the right time he’ll blow his horn

Forcing SPECTRE to cease and desist

——–
Are diamonds the forever jewel?

Bond soon learns what this means

Fighting Spectre is unusual and cruel

But 007 seems to get away clean
——

A new Bond does his serves majestic

He faces 12 angels of death

His time is fractious and hectic

As his beloved draws her last breath…

—–


The fans then asked for Moore

Roger wanted to Live & Let and Let Die

Mr Big is the enemy for sure

As Kanaga explodes into pieces of a pie

——-
Gold is back on the scene

A Gun with nuggets that kill

The mirrors reflect a face to be gleamed

Scaramanga ends up paying his bill

——
Will Bond fall for the Russian charm?

Spies are not the type to trust

They work well; she means no harm

Let’s hope the mission isn’t a bust

—–
Fly Bond to the moon…

No time to play with the stars

007 plans Drax’s end; and soon

As Jaws and Dolly don’t make the bar


Bond only has Eyes; for You

Gogol has plans in mind as well

The ATAC system ensures a right to-do

The time has come to ring the bell

——-
You can’t go wrong with eight legs

It’s not the same however for 007

A circus; a bomb; what question does it beg

Answer; they want to blow you up to heaven


The Duran Duran theme put us on the sill

Moore’s last outing; as slick as oil

Standing tall – looking at a View to a Kill

Another device is set explode and boil


Tim Dalton likes Living in the Daylight

Koskov likes to trick and deceive

Pushkin and Whitaker will perish tonight

As 007 has a few ’Q’ tricks up his sleeve


Gladys Knight has a License and will

Bond has revenge for Lieter in mind

Become a hitman – a contract to kill

Sanchez is sought out – Bond makes the find

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A new Bond enters the fray

Golden Eye is his first real test

Pierce as 007 fights for England without delay

Trevelyan ensures Bond works at his best

——-
Now Tomorrow arrives on time

Bond and Wai Lin fight for mankind

Carver has a story; it’s a tight deadline

The British fleet leave Carver going blind


Cheryl says the World is Not Enough

Reynard believes this to be true

007 has get a little rough

With time running out & so much to do


Two faces belong to one man

The General’s dead son reappears

Bond doesn’t know the true global plan

But makes sure they end up in tears

——

Craig takes on the Royal reins

Gambling on poking the bear

Le Chiffre takes all of the pain

Mr. White is the man to fear

—–
There’s no time for Solace

In any Quantum of time

Greene is the one hurling malice

And now his life walks out of line


Bond returns to his Skyfall

Silva takes him back to the start

M comes up short; not that tall

007 aims with an axe to the heart

——
The reveal shows SPECTRE; ESB

The author of Bonds pain

A final fight occurs over the sea

Will we get to see ‘that cat’ ever again?

—-
The 25th episode is out now

What will Bond have to face?

Book your tickets if you’re allowed

Sit back, relax and enjoy the race…

“Embracing Fatherhood”…(a Podcast Interview with Solomon Tention & JW Nelson – and others)

As we are in Black History month – what does mean to be a father of colour? You could its the same as most other fathers. However looking at at from a personal viewpoint – most Caribbean men my age – their grand parents ere not around in the UK. Maybe your uncles were not either. Plus my parents were in a ‘new country’ here in the UK having left their homes in Jamaica.

What this means I that the ‘extended family’ that say other family who history is from England – will have local aunties, uncles, grandparents maybe nearby. I didn’t and many black father’s won’t either.

It just means there is ‘more weight’ for us to carry as ‘Black fathers’ in a world as we know is difficult for black people to navigate anyway. (for more evidence of this I encourage anyone of any colour to read Michael Holdings thought provoking book : Why We Kneel – How we Rise.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Why-We-Kneel-How-Rise/dp/B08VNK9JG1/ref=sr_1_1?crid=41RP04Y8DDDM&dchild=1&keywords=why+we+kneel+how+we+rise&qid=1634031565&s=books&sr=1-1

Here is the Episode and thanks to Solomon for inviting me to his podcast – its available here:

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-3-embracing-fatherhood/id1581871313?i=1000533086108

Please support Solomon and his podcasts about business, succeeding in life, with education, leadership and making changes to help us all

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-solomon-tention-podcast/id1581871313

The Bond Poetic – Episode 1.24 – ‘The SPECTRE of Defeat…’

Finally the last few films come to a head of sorts as we learn the ‘author of 007’s pain’ has been the oldest of enemies SPECTRE run my the infamous ESB (Ersnt Stavro Blofeld)…can Bond survive his toughest mental and physical test?

All episodes of the Bond Poetic are available as a Podcast (via Anchor/Spotify) and available on other podcast platforms like Apple and Google.)

The SPECTRE of Defeat…

Bond consumed with M’s death doesn’t want to fall

The answer could lie in Mexico

We hope the ‘writing is not on his wall’

Without approval that is where Bond goes

The new M, cuts Bonds ties

Mallory has his own fights to win

A sinister intelligence plot emerges – the nine eyes

Max Denbigh is no saint – but likes to sin

Sciarra’s wife is the target to aim for

Bond has the Octopus engraved ring

At the secret meeting Bond walks through the door

A name from the past is heard – kill the ‘Pale King’

Hinx replaces Sciarra as the new man

He chases Bond in his DB10

The next stop needs a new plan

007 is on the run again

The Pale King is ‘Mr White’

In Austria there is a chill in the air

A gun and thallium means it’s over for him – good night

His daughter’s life are his final fears

Search for L’ Americain Bond is told

Dr Swann comes into view

Can 007 keep his promise to be bold?

To protect her with every bone and sinew?

Q meets Bond with info from the past

L’Chiffre, Greene, Silva were all the face

How much further will his life last?

The past is the present for Bond to embrace

In Tangier Swann fights through a wall of pain

Her father has evidence of Spectre’s central home

Yes they are here and on the Saharan plain

Its the next stop for 007 to roam

Hinx meets up to test Bond’s devotion

The train fight is a touch of first class

Hinx is ejected- poetry in motion

Bond settles for a martini – in a glass

Tangier is next on the list

The desert is calling 007 and Swann

A classic 1947 RollsRoyce appears from the mist

Taking them both the meet ‘the one’

Oberhauser is steps into the fray

Boasts about his control over Nine Eyes

Bond just about lives another day

Swann saves him from being fried

Yes Oberhauser is really ESB

Bond’s ‘brother’ from a young age

He died once to set himself free

SPECTRE is the platform – yes his very own stage

The explosive escape leaves ESB scarred 

To London to take the program off-line

Max is caught; then falls through the bars

Swann is re-captured, and is anything but fine

The MI6 building is ready to blow

One last stunt from Ernst Stavro Blofeld

Bond has a three minute choice – where does he go?

Maybe it’s time reign on him ; some 007 hell

Swann is saved;its Bond’s turn to stir the pot

ESB watches with glee from the air;

Bond pilots a boat and take a bulls-eye shot

His nemesis is down; trapped in M’s lair…

The Bond Poetic – Episode 1.23 – ‘Falling from the Sky’

Daniel Craig as 007 stars in the biggest grossing Bond movie ever – over $1billion in sales and its also my personal favourite of the last two decades (plus Goldfinger). The storyline still links together from the previous two films (loosely) and another spike form M’s past comes back to haunt MI6 is spectacular fashion

All episodes of the Bond Poetic are available as a Podcast (via Anchor/Spotify) and available on other podcast platforms like Apple and Google.)

Falling from the Sky 

Bond returns to his own personal start

Once again he bravely answers the call

Moneypenny stays outside the train cart

And ‘shoots’ into the Sky as it falls

A ‘00’ is down and out

For Patrice; Bond seeks due revenge

On a train, bike and roundabout

Moneypenny pushes Bond over the ‘ledge’

Now the cyber attacks begin

M is targeted for all to see

Bond returns to help MI6 win

The mastermind; who could it be?

For now Bond tracks Patrice

The hired gun; the killer

In Shanghai things do not end up neat

With a fight that became a thriller

Patrice parts ways with life

In Macau Bond gambles on his next move

Severine hopes Bond knows how to use a knife

On that island with no time to lose

Bond’s radio comes into its own

Silva is captured; now taken away

MI6’s HQ is now on loan

Silva waited to have his day

MI6 is hacked by stealth

The evil plan starts to take shape

What happened next was not good for M’s health

Bond to the rescue -this time without his cape

It’s time to leave the breadcrumbs as a trail

Silva can’t resist eating them up

M, Mallory and Q set the bail

A fiery mood is ready to be served in a cup

Back to his birthright place

Skyfall is now set alight

How much more can Bond take

As he follows Silva deep into the night

At the cemetery where his parents lay

M, injured makes her final call

Silva is ‘axed’ from the ensuing play

Bond says a ‘farewell’ to his very own Skyfall…

The Bond Poetic – Episode 1.22 – ‘Is there Solace in any Quantum’

Quantum is Daniel Craig’s second outing as 007 – a change in focus for the bond films more action and drama rather than a focus on nifty gadgets from Q. This played into Daniel Craig’s demeanour in this stunt filled actioner.

All episodes of the Bond Poetic are available as a Podcast (via Anchor/Spotify) and available on other podcast platforms like Apple and Google.)

 Is there Solace in any Quantum?

Revenge is on Bond’s mind

Mr. White must pay the price

M tries to ensure Bond’s rage isn’t blind

They need to question Mr. White – really nice

Quantum however have an inside man

Bond has no choice but to respond

Mitchell’s life heads down the pan

On Bond’s return, Mr. White is gone

The trail leads from Haiti to Slate

Camille Montes family are the hook

An order from Greene seals their fate

Bond has only one place to look

The General offers his land for cash

The CIA believes  its due to oil

Greene lives it up at the opera – on the lash

007 has Quantum’s plans to foil

Mathis joins the right side to help

Camille is rescued by 007

Mathis leaves the world without even a yelp

Bond looks on, knowing Mathis is now in heaven 

The true nature of Quantum is revealed 

Camille and Bond’s survey gives them proof

Now its time to get the deal sealed

Maybe throw Greene off a very high roof?

A remote desert hotel to closes Medrano’s deal

Bond launches his attack on Greene

Medrano’s life ends with a bullet from Camille

Camille’s face was the last thing seen

Greene’s hotel explodes all around

Bond rushes to save miss Montes

Dominic has the longest walk before he’d be found

As Camille snuggles up to Bond’s broad chest…

The Bond Poetic – Episode 1.21 – ‘The Royalist Casino’

Welcome to Daniel Craig as the new Bond (This means bond has been played by a countryman from our 4 UK nations – Daniel Craig – English/ Pierce Brosnan – Irish/Sean Connery – Scottish/ Timothy Dalton Welsh (and of course George Lazenby who was Australian) . We see Bond become a ’00’ by affecting two kills to gain entry – and then he begins to gamble with his life and money in the start of a running theme from this film up to episode 24…

All episodes of the Bond Poetic are available as a Podcast (via Anchor/Spotify) and available on other podcast platforms like Apple and Google.)

The Royalist Casino

Daniel is Bond; and is back at the start

Entry to 007 means two kills

Will he have the stomach;the heart

To ensure that he pays the bill

In Uganda, Mr. White helps Le Chiffre find a new client

Hiding the criminal cash in Skyfleet stocks

The money made and hidden makes them compliant

Now its time for the ticking of the clock

Madagascar becomes the place to be

The terrorist bombmaker is there

An explosive interdiction is there for all to see

Bond escapes by a whisker and a hair

In the Bahamas Dimitrios becomes the target

He loses his wife and his Aston Martin car

Now they’re in Miami airport – it’s like a  market

Surely Domitrios can’t have gotten far

Bond puts Domtrios to sleep

But there’s a skyfleet plane about to blow

Bond stops the bomb from going ’bleep’

The airport bomber is all over the show

Vesper enters Bond’s world with cash

The Le Chiffre high stakes poker game 

Her entrance makes right kind of smash

Rene Mathis helps keeps things sane

The Ugandan terror man seeks Le Chiffre

His millions gone up in Skyfleet smoke

In Montenegro they let him feel their heat 

By cooking up a ‘Ugandan’ arti-choke

Bond becomes cocky – about Le Chiffre’s tell

He loses heavily in one swift move

The time has come to ring the bell

As poison enters Bond’s body- with little time to lose

Vesper now to the rescue

Is Bond now out of the game?

He bounces back right on cue

Felix Leiter subs the money  – stakes the claim

The sweeping win lets Bond gloat

Le Chiffre in more trouble than he can cope

Vesper is taken as a deposit – a float

A trap for Bond is set – its what Le Chiffre hopes

Bond is captured and tortured

Le Chiffre in desperation now

Bond awakes in a peaceful orchard

Mr. White was the saviour – Bond not sure how

The money win from poker is claimed

Vesper has the password – they key

Venice is not the location to be maimed

What if you wanted to get down on one knee?

Bond learns his love isn’t true

In Venice Vesper has the money now

The shootout leaves Vesper all cold and blue

White has the money – his freedom is allowed

The treachery hits Bond hard

Using Vesper’s phone he’s onto a new lead

It’s Mr. White that played his card

As Bond calmly shoots him in his left knee…

The Bond Poetic – Episode 1.20 – ‘Another Day to Die’

This was Pierce Brosnan’s last outing as Bond – This time he is challenged to recognised a face from the past that has irrevocably changed – his enemy has changed and is supported by Jinx the CIA helper/agent who has her own agenda until they joins forces to overthrow the bad side…This time the theme tune to this film is sung by none other than Madonna (who has a small cameo role in the film!)

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Another Day to die…

Off to the to the North Bond goes

Diamonds are the cash for arms

Bond captured; won’t tell what he knows

The General means to do him serious harm

The death of the general’s son

Leads to tourture for over a year

Bonds scars cannot be undone

But finds being traded a price far too dear

Bond is convinced there is a mole

Someone working for both sides

Jinx helps Bond dig a hole

In Cuba is where Zao resides

They stumble on those diamonds again

Conflict ones on the the scene

The gene therapy room, no longer remains

As Zao and his cronies get away clean

So who is Gustav Graves?

A man of more than one face?

The fencing fight leaves Bond with a close shave

And Mr. Graves with a little ‘egg’ on his face

Miranda Frost joins the team

She represents the ice in the land they head for

In the palace where Icarus shines a light like a beam

Leaves Bond to rescue Jinx and get out of that door

And now the face of the ‘Moon’ is revealed

Graves is the general’s ‘dead’ son

Bond admits the scheme was exquisitely concealed 

Now he and Jinx must fire their gun

The inside man is a woman

Frost proving she is cold as ice

Straight faced and dispassionate; the true deadpan

Now Jinx is trapped and could pay the price

Bond escapes and races to the rescue

Icarus targets the ice that Graves did erect

Jinx on the frozen edge – her body almost blue

Bonds saves her from a watery death; perfect

The game is nearly done

Graves turns Icarus on the DMZ

Jinx and Bond plan to turn off Graves ‘sun’

Now it’s time to use Plan B

A final flight and fight begins

Jinx melts Frost’s heart with a sword

Bond ‘parachutes’ Graves into the engine 

Those ‘diamonds’ become their reward…

The Bond Poetic – Episode 1.19 – ‘Can’t get enough (of the world)’

Bond faces two enemies in one – a seductress and her maniacal companion combine to threaten the world – as the ‘world isn’t enough’ for them. 007 is supported by a young Dr call ‘Christmas Jones’..i’ll say no more on that…

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Can’t Get Enough (of the World)

Energy is at the centre again

This time oil is the price

Roberts is brought down by his pin

Renard, doesn’t know how to play nice

Bond chases the assassin on the water

In a boat designed by Q

An explosive balloon puts her to the slaughter

There was nothing 007 could do

Bond tracks Roberts only family

The £5million is traced to Renard

He is a blast from the old KGB

Getting a confession will be hard

The bullet from 009 lives on

Renard is tough and feels no pain

Elektra captured; is it a con?

So much for a bullet to the brain..

Bond seeks to watch over Elektra

They are attacked by a paragliding crew

He does his best to protect her

Bond looks for help in Baku

The trail leads Kazakhstan

Bonds decides to switch roles

Dr Christmas Jones is not a man

Plutonium is now the nuclear goal

M is brought on board

Elektra changes tack

Many are shot; thrown ‘overboard’

Bond and Jones suffer an explosive attack

Bond knows the deception is in play

M needs to be saved

A Russian sub is being used today

007 needs to block; the road that’s been paved

A single bullet ends Elektra’s days

But now Renard is the one to catch

Jones is on board the sub; 007 don’t delay

That plutonium core; you need to snatch

The final fight is under the sea

007 rescues his partner Jones

Renard dies with a rod; he doesn’t plea

Bond makes a call with a phone…

The Bond Poetic – Episode 1.18 – ‘Living to Never Die; Any day’

Pierce Brosnan returns for his second outing as 007 in Tomorrow Never Dies as he does battle with a media mogul in the shape of Eliot Carver (Jonathan Pryce) in Germany any in the South Chine Seas…

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Living to Never Die; Anyday

Pierce returns for his  second turn

Cheyrl lets us hear her voice

Another baddie is there to discern

Carver is the name; the new bad choice

The encoder is bought at the bazaar

Arms for those wanting a war

Bond intercepts; they don’t get too far

He leaves them by the front door

But war is on the map

China versus the UK

Carver wants to bait the trap

Then sit and report the ‘affray’

A stealth boat muddies the water

The UK want to fire back

Bond in Germany is a lamb to the slaughter

Paris helps Bond with a personal attack

Carver knows her true history

Kaufman makes that her last act

Bond sees her misery

Then makes Kaufamn’s life retract

With assistance from Wai Lin

They find the sunken ship

A rogue missile is Carver’s route in

To send the the Chinese government into a dip

Wai Lin is caught on the stealth boat

Bond sorts out a rescue

Stamper makes a mental note

Ensuring Bond doesn’t get through

The engines are now down

The boat is now exposed

A missile is launched;it doesn’t make a sound

Stamper is now trapped by his toes

Underwater Bond dives in

Wai Lin is chained for death

Saving her by the ‘skin’

Bond joins her; as they share their final ‘breath’…

The Bond Poetic – Episode 1.17 ‘Eyes Like Gold’

We are introduced to a new 007 in the shape of Pierce Brosnan – Originally selected for the Living Daylights (that Tim Dalton starred in) but due to contractual issues with (Remington Steele – the TV series) Brosnan couldn’t break his contract (I believe) – anyway here he is in his first Bond movie that also introduced one ‘super’ actor Dame Judy Dench as the new M…

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Eyes like GOLD…

Tina Turner opens the score

A new bond wants to be fierce

Gold once again comes to the fore

As we introduce, Brosnan, Mr. Pierce

Trevelyan assists Bond in the USSR

Russia is the baddie – no way!

Ourumov ensures Trevelyan doesn’t get far

Bond lives to fight another day…

Nine years go by

Janus is the group to stop

In Monte Carlo; 007 isn’t shy

When he meets with Xenia Onatopp

An EMP is set loose

M instructs Bond to investigate

Can they get Janus in their noose?

Or will MI6 be a little bit late…

A pulse space weapon is in play

Will two faces be seen?

Trevelyan is alive; and wants to have his say

On a financial meltdown; he is very keen

Bond is trapped with Natalya

The stolen tiger is to be their end

Escaping; then caught is another matter

As Dimitri Mishkin has a message to send

Ourumov is suspected by Dimitri

Natalya is living proof

Mishkin on the train; is done in

Bond escapes like magic – poof!

They head to Cuba by air

But bullets start to fly

Onatopp shoots; she doesn’t play fair

Bond and Natalya have ‘no time to die’..

007 finishes Onatopp for good

The secret base is under the lake

The plan;to light a fuse under the hood

And watch that satellite dish break

Bond fights his old friend

To save England and the world outside

Trevelyan meets a ‘falling’ end

As they say goodnight – to the GoldenEye…