If only

I was just starting to stir this morning. Not quite asleep, not quite awake, lying in the world in between. I felt nothing. No pain, no tiredness, for a moment I thought I had recovered and allowed space to entertain the feeling. But I took a breath and time moved on and it all cameContinue reading “If only”

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”

Defective

New poem for ME Awareness Month 2021. I wanted to write something that reflects the frustration of being dismissed, ignored & gaslighted because we cannot be “good productive members” of a consumerist economy. Seems apt to post this on International Workers Day too. For more information on living with M.E or caring for someone withContinue reading “Defective”

The Frog and the Scorpion Part II

It maybe part of our nature but we can still change. *** The frogs and the scorpions gathered side by side as they watched their beloved kin sink beneath the rushing flow of the river. The frogs bowed their heads and turned away from the scorpions. “Please!” said the scorpions. “Do not leave us. NowContinue reading “The Frog and the Scorpion Part II”

A cross (blue) tick

I was reflecting today on how recent events in US election have unfolded, the current encumbent in the role of US President, and the presence of social media that runs through the whole thing. There is a term that is used to describe someone who incites others to commit violence. Stochastic. It originally related toContinue reading “A cross (blue) tick”

Hope-elect

I’m on the midnight trainWith Georgia on my mind.There’s no longer a doubt, they cast the wicked outRight down the finest of lines. I’m flying over the Arizona sunWhere it is becomimg clearHumanity has won, ego is doneCompassion and hope are near. I’m with the Brothers and Sisters of LoveFilled with dance and songThey justContinue reading “Hope-elect”

Hope-elect

I’m on the midnight trainWith Georgia on my mind.There’s no longer a doubt, they cast the wicked outRight down the finest of lines. I’m flying over the Arizona sunWhere it is becomimg clearHumanity has won, ego is doneCompassion and hope are near. I’m with the Brothers and Sisters of LoveFilled with dance and songThey justContinue reading “Hope-elect”

Rule of Three

Get A Test  You Know Best  Keep Numbers Down  For The Clown  Get On Line  It takes Time  Drive Ninety Miles  With Sick Child  Don’t Blame Me  ‘Cause It’s Free  Labs Can’t Cope  All Shoulders Slope  Heed The Phrase  HandsFaceSpace  All We Need  Three-Word Feed  Syllables Only Two  Can’t Not Confuse. * Rule of SixContinue reading “Rule of Three”

Sustainable Solidarity

Nations are only good for war,Parties good to divide and split.Until we work together as one,the Same will occurthe Always will stay,And only The Few will profit. ***** Short and bittersweet this week. I’ve been immersed in politics and reflecting on the phase our society is in. This would be what has been termed “DisasterContinue reading “Sustainable Solidarity”

Reminding The Forgotten

New poem: Reminding The Forgotten Part One * * Oh do sit down. You are spoiling my view. No-one wants to hear  From the Likes of you.  * Please take your rants  and your large-lettered cards.  And stand over there  Where the other ones are: * The sad and the mad ones  that couldn’t quiteContinue reading “Reminding The Forgotten”