Mocking Bird

Based on a real life case. Child cruelty breaks my heart. Poor innocents. Poem is written for spoken word, so the rhyming and meter are pretty loose. Mocking Bird Hush little baby don’t say a word Mamma’s gonna buy you a mocking bird And crazy mamma’s off her head, fucking sky high And if youContinue reading “Mocking Bird”

Shit Mum

WARNING: SWEARING ALERT! Yesterday was a tough day where I felt like a totally bad parent. I felt like rocking with a teddybear, sucking a dummy and banging my head on a wall! I must defiantly admit it I didn’t think as a mother I would be so shit A northerner, a salt of theContinue reading “Shit Mum”

'Twas the Night Before Christmas 2019

‘Twas the night before Christmas And all round the house The children were freezing The gas had run out They’re huddled in blankets And second hand coats With bad chest infections And painful, sore throats. There is no electric They’ve run out of money They’re scared and they’re frightened They’re crying for mummy. But mummyContinue reading “'Twas the Night Before Christmas 2019”

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”

Taking away my working tax credits

Working tax credit My working tax credit, my working tax credit They’re taking away my working tax credit! They say I am working, that I am a poet That poetry pays well and don’t they just know it. I‘m earning too much and that I am a big hit Don’t they know that they’ve putContinue reading “Taking away my working tax credits”