Poem: Climate Change

  My limbs gnarl, sap suffocates my lungs as I gasp for another breath of the smog. I’m losing my fight for life. For centuries I have supplied oxygen to your veins, now you remove it from mine? In times before you uprooted me, and spoiled the very soil I laid upon. Now you turn... Continue Reading →

Why Is Poetry So Enchanting?

From ‘Tyger Tyger, burning bright….’ to ‘I wandered lonely as a cloud……’ somehow words have the power to capture the emotion of the poet and freeze it in time. To evoke an emotion in the reader that may last a lifetime. Why is this so? Why doesn’t it happen when we’re reading the bus timetable... Continue Reading →

Poem: Disability

  Disability It's all about perspective. To you, I'm Dissed. Disadvantaged. Dismissed, before I even get a chance to.   Whether I'm 'weak' in the mind, Or 'weak' at the knees. Your mind's made up, Before I even get a chance to plead.   You judge me on appearances. Refuse to look beyond my disability.... Continue Reading →

Poem: Trust

Trust is like trying to catch a spawning salmon in a freshly flowing river. You catch it! Then all too soon it slips from your tiny grasp. Whether it's trusting others or trusting yourself. Trust never seems to want to last.   Are we blinded by bullsh*t or beauty? All we need is for someone... Continue Reading →

Poem: Brixton

Street stalls stand tall, As the merchants make convo with strangers. Fresh flowers flush the air, Their sweet notes still linger.   Food - of all shapes and sizes, A feast for my very eyes. Offering food for thought as to what Else comes from such places of mystery and surprise.   The faces are... Continue Reading →

Poem – My Red Mustang

Counting the pennies, I just helped rescue from the jar. It won't be too long, Till they're exchanged for a car.   A red shiny mustang, With matching interior. With a waxwork shine so dazzling. Making all other dull cars look inferior.   Counting the pennies in the jar. I won't have to count for... Continue Reading →

Poem: A December Day

December Day The air is crisp, cold and clean. My breath sparkles in its grasp like fairydust. I feel like a fairytale’s dragon.   The darkness cloaks the clouds, Choking out any lasting glimmers of light, As the sun sets low in the Winter sky.   The trees look fragile. Their vulnerability exposed, By the... Continue Reading →

Poem: Winter

Crimson embers of fire crackle, Beneath the pale moon light. The stars they twinkle like tiny freckles, Upon the face of the night.   The sun awakens, from its slumbers, Naked vegetation shivers with delight. For they are scarce, they're few in number, Desperate for the light.   The season sets a spell of slumber,... Continue Reading →

Poem: A Job Is A Job

Knees buckled beneath me. Feet gnarled, toes curled. The whole world's up against me. Yet still I spin, I twirl.   Counting pennies until it defeats me. I'm sedated by my lost dreams. It seems the past always repeats me, A path of unraveling seams.   Whispered regrets always greet me. My childhood career was... Continue Reading →

Poem: Christmas Food

Food. So bad, yet so good. So many colours, so many textures. So many food poisonings taken for the pleasure.   You gave me gout last Christmas Eve, But I don't hold it against you, you see, For I know our relationship is solid. Once the doctor unclogs my arteries.   This Christmas things will... Continue Reading →

The Inferior Female

Stature slender, Pitch higher. A non-male gender, So he must be higher.   Physically inferior, Sit still and look pretty. Don't question the superior, You'll only look silly.   Beauty over brains. Man over beauty. I'm not a feminist, But a minority of men give me reason I should be.   Are you threatened by... Continue Reading →

Poem – What’s In A Tattoo?

The needle pierces my body, But I feel no pain.   Black Ink drowns my pores, Euphoria begins.   I am in paradise, I am transformed.   My skin marked before my eyes, An external expression of an inner form.   This is the poem I wrote for my first ever podcast published on my blog!... Continue Reading →

Audio: What’s In A Tattoo?

What's In A Tattoo?   Do you have  tattoo? If yes/no, why? Are they works of art, or, blights to our sight? For some they are sentimental expressions of inner emotions, for others, regrets on a drunken night out which they can't live down. When I see someone with a tattoo I think to myself... Continue Reading →

Poem: 5th November 1605

The dank presence of gunpowder fills their lungs. Settling smoke distorts their view. 5th November 1605 - a night like any other. If only this were really  true.   Traders to country, traitors to crown. The Gunpowder Plot, Dismembered, put down.   Destructive paths each had chosen, Treasonous, treacherous. Yet failed to make any  explosion.... Continue Reading →

Poem: Cold

It's cold outside, My windows - opaque. Toes -  curled up tight. Hands - beginning to shake.   Amber embers of fire flicker, I begin to rock. My breath in the air grows thicker, There's a hole in my sock.   The fat black cat returns back, She always let's in the cold. I bolt... Continue Reading →

Poem: Halloween

Halloween Didn't you hear the scream? It's half past 9 or is it 9.15? I need to wake up from this nightmarish dream.   Plump pumpkin's are carved, Their flesh scooped from their core. Night has fallen upon us, Yet it's only half past 4.   A tar-like black shrouds the moon in mystery. Is... Continue Reading →

Poem – Money

Money, It slips through my fingers, Like slithers of bottle-green seaweed submitting to gravity.   I chase it every day, But yet I still feel drowned at its mercy. I am submerged. Will anyone take mercy?   Celebrities live a life of luxury, Yet still, some show signs of misery. If more money is all... Continue Reading →

Poem – Shy

I'm Shy. Is that ok? I know I should meet your eyes more than sometimes. But I don't. Should I be ashamed?   I get nervous when around strangers. Find I become a stranger in myself. I feel paranoid of the dangers, That lurk just behind the shelf.   I'm angry for being this way.... Continue Reading →

Poem – The Fall of Autumn

Death never looked so beautiful, Leaf litter burnt orange in the fading Autumn sun, Crunches beneath my feet as the day carries on.   The air is colder, Green is no longer seen. The days are shorter, A Midsummer Night is merely but a dream.   Ochre, pumpkin,  chestnut and crimson. All show their true... Continue Reading →

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