Ode to a Bad Day #2

I am going through some old poems and revising a few, which is as much as I can muster right now mid-relapse. I wrote this one two years ago when I thought I was having a bad day. Perspective can be a wonderful thing and it can also be brutal as I look back todayContinue reading “Ode to a Bad Day #2”

Pride of Britain

I’ll be proud of being British whenBritish people stop being so proud of nationalism, flags, and baying in a crowdabout some ghost of Britannia whoonly ruled the wavesby exploitation, ignorance and creating their wage slaves,who greedy men had convinced all evilcame from overseas,not from profiting from disaster whenthis country was on its knees.  I’ll be proudContinue reading “Pride of Britain”

Gaslight in waiting

You told me to wash my hands and yet to raise them high in wanton communion, You ridiculed us as turkeys lurking and squawking whilst you traded your fortune, You told us it wouldn’t matter if we were close, and we inhaled it in, deep. I did. For a whileI stopped, worrying in hope ofContinue reading “Gaslight in waiting”

Life as of 31st January 2020 (I am with you)

It hurts to move,  to disappoint the ones you love I am with you.  There is pain in your eyes, as you leave your friends behind I am with you.  There is a lump in your throat, as you watch it fade away I am with you.  There is hope in your heart that it willContinue reading “Life as of 31st January 2020 (I am with you)”

Start the healing

Addendum: It saddens me that our current government is using “healing” in their language for political gain. Healing is required, yes, but healing that is used for the benefit of a select group is not healing at all, it is ego. We do need to work to support each other, whatever our view, but weContinue reading “Start the healing”

A Story by Numbers

A poem about perspective For video version (5 min long) please visit my YouTube channel, click here Which number are you? This poem, in the form of classical storytelling, was created in a response to the political climate, especially the UK, where discourse involving different perspectives has been overthrown in favour of zero-sum warring sides ofContinue reading “A Story by Numbers”

United Not Divided

Divide Defied Decide What side Desist Resist Insist In this Divine Define Refine In time Inside Refind Remind Our kind Relate Innate Debate Our fate Reveal Unseal Unsee We’re free Our Fight Our Might Our Sight Unite! Video version below:

My Identity Now

I am LibDemToryGreenBrexitUKIPLabour I am LeaveRemain I am NodealNonodealSomedealDontwantadeal I am Leftcentrerighttrascendantnotinterested I am AllandNoneoftheabove I am Rightconfusedcleardeludedcertainwrong I am Factgutemotionintutionheartbrains I am Educatedillinformedcleverstupid I am I am I am Blackwhiteasianmixedethnicchinesehispanic I am Muslimchristianwiccanbuddhisthindujewishshinto I am Malenonbinaryfemalenoneofyourbusiness I am Marrieddivorcedsinglepolygamous I am Biheterohomouninterestedundecided I am Settledrefugeeimmigrantnativenostatus I am Ableddisableddifferentlyabledchronicacute I am Joyfulsadanxiousdepressedhypersuicidal I am FatherauntiecousinsisterunclemotherContinue reading “My Identity Now”

I see with Love

I see with my heart I see your love, your pain The time you won that award The time you scored that goal I see how you struggled, to love, again I see your care, consideration, your sense of fair play I see how you wanted to be something different but found another path, thatContinue reading “I see with Love”

Oblivi – us

(Don’t cause a fuss Don’t cause of fuss Don’t put the spotlight on any of us Don’t assert your rights Don’t stake your claim What ever you do don’t remind them we are all the same) Oh do sit on the the seat That wasn’t yours take Do dismiss those with skin darker than yoursContinue reading “Oblivi – us”