Photo prompt curtsy of J Hardy Carroll

Photo prompt curtsy of J Hardy Carroll

Falcons hate to be caged, but then so would I. Yesterday I travelled past a prison, constructed in victorian times. I found myself wondering about those inside it. My thoughts travelled back to the 1960s and the time I spent with individuals who where kept under lock and key.

There are many ways to be imprisoned, one is dementia. So I find myself considering what happens to inmates of prisons who develop dementia. Dementia locks minds, denying freedom. High walls do not only surround prisons. Politicians unlock your purse strings. Dementia care should be free. Don’t promise. Just do it.

Here in Britain we are in the midst of an election campaign. Promises are being thrown into the public’s face.

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This Post Has 21 Comments

  1. Iain Kelly

    It’s amazing how much money is suddenly available, at the same time as tax cuts are being promised too. I’ll vote for everyone with such joy now 😉

    1. Michael Humphris

      Yes I agree joy mixed with scepticism

  2. neilmacdon

    There should be a penalty for making such promises. Lock them up with only a copy of Pangloss 1.0 for company

    1. Michael Humphris

      It is certainly All-tongue…

  3. rochellewisoff

    Dear Michael,

    Timely and well-said. Too bad politicians aren’t locked up for breaking promises. But, then the taxpayer couldn’t afford that.



    1. Michael Humphris

      I just think if we locked them up, we would have to issue prison officers with ear plugs

  4. granonine

    Good one, Michael. Our 2020 Presidential mudslinging competition is already under way, with 11 months to go. “Im the good guy, trust me. He’s the bad guy. Don’t believe a word he says.” I’m already sick of it.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Our ancestors struggled hard for the right to vote, but I feel disenfranchised, by the present day political rhetoric.

  5. plaridel

    i think when politicians make promises, they’re made to be broken. funny, but true. 🙂

    1. Michael Humphris

      So true Plaridel, so true

  6. Brenda's Thoughts

    It’s a sad day when no politician’s word can be trusted. It’s almost a guarantee they will break their promises. I agree, health care is a basic human right!

    1. Michael Humphris

      It feels like the present day political rhetoric is disenfranchising far to many individuals. I often feel guilty that I have not found a way to tackle this.

  7. Dale

    Well done. It would be a refreshing change to lock up politicians who break their promises – but are there enough cells?

    1. Michael Humphris

      I would put many politicians in a kindergarten, where they might play their games all day long without harming anyone.

      1. Dale


  8. Keith's Ramblings

    I totally agree with you. We are suddenly going to be so well off on Friday 13th!

    1. Michael Humphris

      Keith Friday the 13th says it all,

  9. Tannille

    Democracy is starting to poison itself. The pollies don’t really care for those that need help, just votes and power.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Caring for others is the honourable thing to do.

  10. siobhan1967

    Nice take on the prompt. The problem is, there’s plenty of money there it just depends on where it’s spent.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Sadly it is often squandered or not spent,

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