Author Archives: jwnelson309

About jwnelson309

Husband, father, worker, writer, poet, cinema junkie, film critic, a teacher (of sorts), positive, dedicated , a dancer, music lover...

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
——-

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

——-


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

——–
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

——–

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!)

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

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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

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…