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”

Condescending

You put me down, sir You put me down. Because I stand for the North And the Northern girl henceforth And I’m spiralling back and forth Cos you implicate my worth And You put me down. You put me down, lady You put me down. Because I stand for the common man Who in yourContinue reading “Condescending”

The Queen Came to Live in My Street Last Week

The queen came to live in my street The queen came to live in my street last week The queen came to live in my street. The Royal family were forced from their luxury pad For their opulence made the public hopping mad They were going to send them to Stalingrad But now they’re slummingContinue reading “The Queen Came to Live in My Street Last Week”

5 a.m.

I live on a council estate where there is a lot of poverty. I love it here and the people inspire me to write social commentary poetry. Here’s a poem I wrote about my street. 5 a.m. The street is peaceful, Sleeping Dreaming of Collecting their benefits Buying a six pack of Carling Having aContinue reading “5 a.m.”