Prime Shop to Let

Our little town is turning into a ghost town! Warning, swearing. Prime Shop to Let Prime shop to let As I walk through this ghost town centre Prime shop to let Prime shop to let. Arrogant As though they have the monopoly Over the other shops Who were once prime Once to let Now bucklingContinue reading “Prime Shop to Let”

I have seen

I have seen Fifty years I have lived and breathedAnd walked and talked and loved andQuestioned whether there was a God aboveAnd seen and seen and seen I grew up without a silver spoon in my mouthA well turned out kid in a street whereDinner on the table was an uncertaintyCurtains didn’t match the carpetsAndContinue reading “I have seen”

You Said You Loved Me

You said you loved me When we feasted our eyes it was love at first sight I could barely see you with my shitty eyesight And your dodgy white dentures gave me a real fright And we would have looked better in the fog at midnight But you loved me. You said you loved meContinue reading “You Said You Loved Me”

DLA

Here in the UK, DLA (short for Disability Living Allowance) is a benefit given out to people with long term illnesses and disabilities. The assessment and judging criteria are getting ridiculous and there have been many cases of needy people getting deemed ‘fit for work’. DLA has mostly been replaced by PIP (Personal Independence Payment).Continue reading “DLA”

Am I a Poet/ Working Tax Credit Live

Last night I traipsed over to Hull to my friend’s open mic night ‘Away With Words’. It was a brilliant night, with lots of interesting poetry and prose and some amazing people, including my favourite, a rapping granny. Here’s my performances of ‘Am I a Poet?’ and ‘Working Tax Credit’.