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On "Stephen Lawrence"

I asked: “what of December, Twenty-Twelve?”,

My mind peering through that literal crowd,

All those thoughts, all those words, in there, on the shelf,

Of the world wide web of Write Out Loud.


An article about Carol Ann Duffy (I make no claim to be a fan) caught my eye.

She was under fire from the Torygraph ...

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You could have had kids by now


chips off the old block,

leaving school, 

marching out into the world.


Watching their dad getting by

getting on

maybe struggling 

to making ends meet

like we all are.


Watching the news on the TV

reading about an inquiry 

into the police 

spying on an inquiry

into the police 

letting young men get 

away with murder

because of the...

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One Of Us - A Stephen Lawrence Tribute


Twenty years ago, 
he is waiting for a bus,
'Cos twenty years ago 
he is simply one of us.
But just twenty years ago, 
he comes under attack,
Just 'cos twenty years ago, 
this teenager is black.

Twenty years ago, 
he runs for his life,
'Cos twenty years ago, 
racists stick him with a knife.
Twenty years ago, 
this firework is far too fleeting,
And so twenty ...

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