Runny nose Scabby knees Skimming pebbles Climbing trees Dirty plasters Nits in hair Grimy hands We didn’t care. Cast off clothing Socks as gloves Bin bag sledges Dens above Staying out Til sun had gone Love me not Am I the one? Sindy dolls With butchered hair Times were hard We didn’t care. Slides standContinue reading “We Didn't Care”
Political poem coming up. Sorry, Tories, I am a labour girl. No nasty comments please, freedom of speech! Boris There are people without homes In sleeping bags, alone Real people not just pictures on social media that you scroll through heartlessly on your phone people the police herd away, with hearts of stone whilst youContinue reading “Boris”
Dear Santa I know I haven’t always been a good girl But please give me a bleedin’ break I don’t ask for much, but every woman has her desires For goodness sake. I run myself ragged, day in, day out Autism mum first and foremost Harassed bitchface, mardy cow There are days when I don’tContinue reading “Letter to Santa”
Here is my live performance of my poems ‘Am I a Poet?’ and ‘Working Tax Credit’, at Away With Words open mic night, November 21st, Off the Road Live Lounge, Hull.
Your hand in my hand Like a reticent child putting on Winter mittens Made of old, weathered parchment. Sitting here Dying here In this soulless intensive care department As the sorrow cries And tears so hot they’re dry And fragile remnants of hope die And like a bird I want to fly Far away FromContinue reading “The Last Moment”