Muriel

A character based on many women i have met during my stays in psychiatric hospitals… Muriel Beyond her twenty years She looked With her duvet of fiery red curls Coiling like delinquent serpents On a Medusa inspired scalp An artist could not etch so finely The lines which lay as an insult Upon a faceContinue reading “Muriel”

Exhausted

Just a bit of a poem i wrote about the current situation… Exhausted I am exhaustedDragging these weary bones through invisible warsTV blaring its cacophony in the cornerCorvid-19 holding me prisoner within these self isolated doorsMy child climbing the walls and pleading for some freedomI feel like getting down on the floor and praying onContinue reading “Exhausted”

Hope

Can’t sleep, so got to work on a mental health poem for a video we are making in conjunction with the guys from cafe indie. I was asked to perform one with a message of hope but didn’t have one, lol, so have written this… *WARNING – A FEW SWEAR WORDS Hope When days goContinue reading “Hope”

My Son Had a Panic Attack

Oh, my son
The tears dripping down your ashen face
Falling from deep within, a place
Where childhood dreams turn sour
Where the careless day becomes the anxious hour
And the hallucinations and nightmares come to devour
Your poor mind.

New book – Hitting Hard

My new book, Hitting Hard, is a collection of raw, gritty poetry, written for spoken word, that depicts the realities of my working class world. From Britain’s Breadline Kids, to Skinny Culture, this collection comes from a Northern girl’s poetic heart. But it here: http://mybook.to/hittinghard