Poetry Blogs (2018, freedom of expression)
This poem is a thank you to Vanessa Kisuule for her poem ‘Take Up Space’, a message of empowerment to girls and women. I thought this was fitting as today is international day of the girl, although the message applies to anyone it resonates for.
Vanessa Kisuule I Thank You
Vanessa Kisuule I thank you,
for your poem awoke me
to the power of spoken w...
Thursday 11th October 2018 5:00 pm
Nothing is parallel or can be paralleled
Even when it is compounded, and expounded inside
It rages loud but gently in rib cages,
Behind hushing skinny fingers
Its beauty is too great, its beauty belongs to us
The formers, the creators of this place
We are the damned, we were the great
Oh the facade, it is all a facade they mimic the art
But can you take the cut, bleed ...
Wednesday 1st August 2018 3:14 pm
Our country allows free expression – in reason.
Expression without hate, prejudice or simple
discrimination. We are a genuine, true
bastion for our world. Occasions in modern
history illustrate the ease of taking the
wrong option – our mistakes. Regardless, citizens
do have a right to harbour and express valued
opinion, views or convictions that conflict
with that of our...
Monday 1st January 2018 11:16 am
Writing gives me the power to express how I am feeling without actually having to say,
I have a pen, paper and 24 hours in a day.
Although I keep my silence, I can still let it all out
I could talk about the blood, sweat and tears but they're all visible signs.
The things I need to talk about are all in my mind.
I find it so difficult to trust family and friends
but have no prob...
Saturday 23rd July 2016 4:59 pm
To dare to boldly go into the lionesses den and emerge
unscathed is as likely as feeling close shaved after using a
very blunt disposable razor blade.
The latest fool to try this publicly on 'Celebrity Big Brother' is an
old (school) actor called Ken Morley; at one time rarely off our TV
screens in 'Coronation Street'; but now seldom seen except in TV ads
for double glazing.
Wednesday 14th January 2015 10:41 am