girl like me
a girl like me will meet a boy she loves and instead of loving them,
she will think only of the words she will use to describe them,
when she writes a poem that night.
i am not ashamed of my soul that i bear whenever i open it.
a girl like me will write about every person she encounters,
and hope that for some reason they stumble upon it,
and spend the rest of their life wonderi...
Monday 26th December 2022 1:39 pm
girls and their nonsense.
floating in that acrid pool of nothingness,
a feather kissed the tip of my nose and whispered softly over my face.
in that moment, decided.
i watch the village of women who surround me each day,
awash with a soft awe at their mossy eyes and woolen hands.
i link arms with the girl i love most on a late night walk,
running from the boy who asked me to give apart of myself.
Monday 20th June 2022 3:08 pm
"Women love to say no"
"Women love to say no".
Or is that just how it seems
when we live in a world
where we are only expected
to say yes.
Saturday 11th June 2022 3:23 pm
immature in elementary
i'm choosing to forget the stick and poke image,
of myself in my head.
my likeness is one i want to be liked.
the stick and poke is immature and elementary.
think your high school aquaintance,
who always wanted a tattoo.
but 15 was still too young.
so they mutilated the innocent skin of their thighs.
the mutliated image of my body, my face, my ugly wretched soul
Thursday 2nd June 2022 3:42 pm
star shaped stickers
when i see the girls who match my soft body,
when i see them wear the skirts, the tshirts, you know the ones.
well when i see them, i feel as though i must reach through to the other side
of the screen that seperates and give them a star shaped sticker.
the stickers that, while they got their flowers, we coveted on our walls.
it's awkwardly awkward trying to explain this to anothe...
Sunday 29th May 2022 11:06 pm
wading deep, bloody water
its hard to measure a single beating heart
to measure its clawing judgement.
to measure the mothers beating blood while she’s
wrenching, retching and writhing.
its hard to measure disgust,
difficult to seethe while corps-less hearts beat inside you.
its easy to declare a hidden hate,
easy to let it wage a war on a world you don’t understand.
its hard to watch, fallen sisters.
Saturday 28th May 2022 10:23 pm
The Coming of a New Age
With every year's end - the advent marks the start of a new day,
as human kind we’re always growing wiser, furthermore, fully face to face with the task of taking baby steps toward a straight forward path —
It’s time to take a stand…
(With that being said: we really need to enjoy such a joyous occasion)
In an effort to boost morale; International Women’s Day should pronounce a two part holiday...
Friday 15th April 2022 8:35 am
If You Can't Handle Me
I'm a woman
But not the palatable kind
Men see me
They want a taste but often can't stomach it
I writhe and thrash around
Until they have to spit me out
But women always see me
The whole of me
The pit of me
Every last bit of me
They don't complain that I'm too dark
To shine their torches through me
And make me bright
I never bend to their will
But I ...
Thursday 16th September 2021 12:41 pm
I must be soft spoken but outspoken
Have I got that right?
Opinionated by reverant
Am I correct?
Brave and independent whilst right by your side
A perfect listener who contributes just the right amount to make you feel heard
I must be loyal and dedicated
But not when you're busy
A perfect girl in your perfect world
Who you'll make into your perfect wife
Friday 14th May 2021 11:38 am
Cinquain #1 (Stretch marks)
on a pearl pond, he says.
I don't need him to love them, but
Tuesday 30th March 2021 10:11 am
The chime-chirp glint in your talk
pep-drawling, through my grit-clogged Samsung speaker
like a wise blue hedgehog with salacious
pips and chings of playground secrets
makes my covid swab a shade less eye-popping.
My cobbled, shapeless day seem masterful.
Tuesday 30th March 2021 10:07 am
#6 (thank you, dears)
Thank you, dears.
For marched words
rawed bare, from
For now, plain,
is just. Mine.
Tuesday 30th March 2021 10:04 am
Who is the bully?
Yesterday, I cracked the whip
Over a poor man’s flesh
At his request
Yesterday, I dug my heels
Into the crotch of him
Because he asked
It hurt me to hurt him
But it would hurt him too
Had I refused
The thing about me
Is that I'm not
- Me, I mean -
I'm a chameleon,
Master of masks
Slipping on disguises
Like slipping on shirts
I am metamorphosis
Shapeshifter, am I
With wolf or doe ...
Thursday 10th September 2020 10:15 pm
small minded girl
small minded little girl
never a good thought in her mind
she spends all day imagining dumb stuff in her stupid little mind
everything she thinks means nothing
her perspective is useless in the eyes of everyone besides herself
dumb, stupid, air-head they call her
degrading her day by day
stripping every last thought from her microscopic mind
causing her to conform...
Sunday 26th July 2020 10:30 pm
instances of mesmerizing glimpses vivify and lend clarity into an understanding of soul.
evocation leaves an everlasting mark as two twin flames embark from a space of divine love to create fate
meticulous minds pick a place and time, upon your arrival show a sign that's vital, gravity pulls us in for a kiss as our hearts meet.
my greatest wishes grant admission, a star is born and with t...
Wednesday 15th April 2020 9:05 am
Speak up little girl
"The earth is round" She tried to shout.
But men didn't listen they locked her out.
"The world is flat" She heard men cry.
She'd argued till breathless, just left with a sigh.
But somebdy wrote it for it to be read.
It couldn't have come from a woman's head.
Then the men started screaming "The world is round"
The latest discovery a man had found.
Monday 24th February 2020 6:28 pm
Not all men are your enemy
Not all women are your friend
Forget the wars of pink and blue
The earth is near its end
Raise your weapons to fight for green
Sow your seeds
Plants, Flowers and trees
Whilst humans are fighting the earth bleeds.
We cut down the trees
To write words for our books
We kill the animals
Skin and eat for our looks
Monday 24th February 2020 6:22 pm
Perspective is a dangerous thing
It tears the world apart.
Though it causes terrible pain
There is wisdom to impart.
Do not assume your fellows see the candle as you do
Remember flames look differently to the both of you.
She sees the flame as hell on earth
with fear of fire that kills.
He sees the fire as lust and desire
sees the flame as fun and thrills.
Monday 24th February 2020 6:18 pm
rigorous exercise, training my mind
the center of my world, I give you my due diligence
love to watch me write by candle light, would you guide my hand and evoke my true penmanship
law of attraction, I cast it out, and ask around
I question myself, then take affirmative action
groundbreaking truths shatter walls, somebody hand me my protractor
searching the sea floor and tapping the well d...
Sunday 16th February 2020 9:13 pm
The rose recognizes the beauty of the sunflower, all the while self-assured in her own. She does not envy the golden beauty for her appeal to you
She knows better - she has guarded her stem from the likes of your fingers and the fingers of those before you, and the ones that will come after
She knows that while you, selfishly and ignorantly, believe the garden to be created for you...
Saturday 14th December 2019 2:59 pm
Here comes my ship,
She roared blissfully,
Steaming in on a golden sea,
But wait they pray, be what may,
Girls don't board ships and it should stay that way
Here comes my ship,
She danced with glee,
Sailing in on a pale blue sea,
Stop! They spray, don't go that way!
Good girls should stay, darling what will your parents say?
Here comes my ship,
Monday 23rd September 2019 9:11 pm
We are not your fucking pets.
It is a wicked smile they wear
as they watch the wolves wilt,
as at their flesh they tear
and accesorise with their pelt.
So they squirm and writhe,
ugly in their agony:
because in order to survive,
they surrender their dignity.
They howl at the moon,
and catch their reflections,
at the mercy of women.
So they degrade its subjects,
to the level of mere objects....
Tuesday 9th July 2019 10:32 pm
Welcome To The New Age;
Welcome To The New Age;
Where 'no' means 'yes' and 'yes' means 'get me pregnant.'
Where a woman's underwear can be waved in front of a court like a white flag justifying all the reasons why he raped her.
And where the lining a woman's dress is the difference between 'leave me alone' and 'fuck me right here on the table'
When I was 16 years old, a teacher touched me on the knee, caress...
Monday 24th June 2019 9:34 pm
On Bodily Autonomy and Geriatric Femininity
They never ask, the old ladies.
They just hug, pinch, kiss and
Cuddle at will. Babies are theirs,
You know, and they do love them
So much. I guess it isn’t their fault,
No one ever told them they aren’t
Free to touch at will. I once told
A woman to get her hands out of
My hair, and she said no man
Had ever asked her to stop
Touching him before. As an old
Lady, I’m sure she became anothe...
Wednesday 17th April 2019 10:01 am
The corporate king -
Salacious surveyor -
With a wandering eye;
A habitual connoisseur
Of the supple and softly curved.
Saturday 13th April 2019 5:02 pm
the girl with the curves wishes she was thinner
the girl with narrow hips wishes her breasts were bigger
the girl with the acne wishes her skin was clear
the girl with clear skin wishes her freckles would disappear
the girl with intelligence wishes she was pretty
the girl with beauty wishes classes were easy
the girl with straight hair wishes it was curly
Monday 28th January 2019 6:19 pm
ingrained in our brains
the need to be thin
the need to be thin
so we fit in
ingrained in ours brains
ideals of beauty
ideals of beauty
to be pretty is our duty
ingrained in our brains
be nice and sweet
be nice and sweet
watch how you speak!
unburden your brain
let yourself be
embrace who you are
woman be free
Monday 28th January 2019 6:09 pm
A gift from mother nature
to bring about new life
a blooming flower to show
you're ready to be a wife
red river or crimson tide
that time of the month
if your temper rises
you must be on the blob
those pesky women's problems
bloody mary'd to the max
and for the womanly privilage
they added luxury tax
Monday 28th January 2019 6:02 pm
To Define a Thing
He broke her spirit when he declared
He didn’t even know what love is.
She had only asked a simple question
As she planned her own future.
Whilst he resisted closing his options,
He never noticed how open hers were.
She awaited his answer as her suitors
Sat on the sidelines biding their time.
He pretended he didn’t understand
The comfort of constant companionship...
Wednesday 28th November 2018 8:17 pm
Judging the Judge
Mark Judge knows the judge,
Maybe a bit too well,
The judge wants Judge to fudge,
But in time truth will tell.
Tuesday 25th September 2018 11:16 am
You shouldn’t make it up
Of the man who maintained
That women should refrain
From applying their make-up on a moving train.
I ask where is your brain?
And how dare you complain?
And does your arrogance stem from a taste for cocaine?
You’re archaic forsooth
Sickening #metoo my back tooth
So yeah, you’re about to get burnt by the fire in this booth.
You claim that she’s uncouth...
Wednesday 5th September 2018 5:06 pm
I am not locked up, I am the lock.
I am keeping a secret with myself
clutching it within like a bird’s claw,
the carrier pigeons have been shot,
guess I forgot to warn the men with rifles,
suppose it wasn’t a clay pigeon after all.
My mouth is a gold crested envelope,
my lips are licked with wax:
they are an inked kiss,
the pout is the stamp,
my mind is the scroll:
bound and bound,
Tuesday 10th July 2018 2:23 pm
Dedicated, without her knowledge or permission, to Laura Taylor, who gave me the desire to write and perform and the kick up the arse to actually do so.
Lioness Laura (Waitrose staff room Jun '18)
Lioness Laura, she Roars
Fury and Rage fly off the page
Venom and Grit, Bile and Spit
She's a voice of a certain age
Lioness Laura, she Purrs
with Mercy and Charm, Beguiling a...
Monday 25th June 2018 5:16 pm
What I Never Told My Students About Descartes
When teaching Descartes, I dutifully described his dualism in detail.
I discussed his importance as the father of modernism,
But also his common ground with scholasticism.
Together we examined the ways he attempted to prove God
And the reliability of both mathematics and his own senses.
Also, some biographical information including his early education,
Military service, tra...
Tuesday 17th October 2017 1:33 pm
Feminism: A talk about it
Most of the male chauvinist members of society may assume this blog post is about how feminism is better at improving society and how it is the savior of the society. This blog post is not to discuss advantages and disadvantages of feminism, but it is to introspect on whether it is effective enough or more than effective.
Feminism is quite a challenging word for those male chauvinist people as ...
Friday 30th June 2017 9:38 am
Do you hear me now?
You look at me and forget
I was strong before I was pretty
You disregard my mind in hopes that my heart is a path leading you to my body and briefly
I regret to have met you, you see my eyes before you hear my voice
For you have already forgotten the first rule; I am strong
So when I love, I love strongly
And when I hurt, I hurt badly
But when I scream, ...
Tuesday 18th April 2017 9:32 am
Tonight I realized its not up to you to decide me.
Its not my job to initiate conversation,
Its not my requirement to put on more makeup,
You don't get to decide what shirts you think look good on me.
Tonight I realized its not my place to lower myself to you.
I don't have to make sure you're satisfied,
I don't need to stop what I'm doing to answer to you.
There's only one of me, and ther...
Monday 30th January 2017 1:50 pm
Loop the loop
Pull that knot
Attach my button eyes,
Nod, my Jack in a box head
Bound to a neck of copper springs
Let me sing
My floating foam hands,
Kick my Pinocchio legs
Dance –Dance- Dance
Tiny crippled plastic feet.
I am alive
Do you think I am beautiful?
Monday 8th August 2016 8:47 pm
Must Try Harder
Sunday 24th July 2016 10:27 am
Playing Thin, Thin and Loose
Notch in my bedspot
I carry you around tonight
Those things I never told you
No matter the lonely hope
Nobody to remind us of humanity
We might kiss
In that way people kiss whilst awaiting
I did it again
Fucking hatred from pore to bone
I can erase you with one more fuck
Your face a memory which each thrust
Your voice a...
Monday 2nd May 2016 10:43 pm
Tips for my Daughter, How not to get raped, pt1
There is a time to please, to appease, to apologise
For the tease, for existence
To apologise for the breasts, and the audacity
To want ownership, to be landed gentry of the manger
To pray less than politely for a lack of invitation from
The testosterone laden entitlement
When you trust him, the deceit still sits
In that firm space between gender specifications and stereot...
Monday 2nd May 2016 10:40 pm
When I lie.
There is me...lying.
Not lying like you say.
Lying on the floor, lying like I say.
Begging, weeping, asking.
You carnival figure, you.
You war hero, you.
You champion, you.
One leg propped upon my stomach.
Where are your gold stamps, your badges, your medals?
The trophy you stand on is all battered.
You have laid me out on the floor, the doormat
Withholding the welcome sign.
You roll m...
Tuesday 21st April 2015 9:59 pm
A Poem A Day For A Year - 16/01/15
I’m starting today with a controversial thought.
I do not agree with feminism. Now I’m fully aware that may put some of you against me right from the start of this but let me explain (and this is my own actual thoughts on the matter, as possibly ill-informed as they are.) I agree with the aims of feminism. To put women on the deserved same platform as men. To have an equal chance of getting gre...
Saturday 17th January 2015 12:39 am
I Miss You
Angel from my nightmares.
Devil from my dreams
a grey spirit that weaves
its way through my existence.
What a Dementor does to souls
or a Dalek to a human heart.
Even a superhuman heart
Just ask Logan,
a force so strong
a returning phoenix
could not reignite remnants.
I miss you.
Tuesday 19th March 2013 10:50 pm
Equally bad (AKA Rantings of an antisexist man in a post-feminist world)
I may be a mister,
But sisters don’t get pissed yeah when I say in fact - I, am a feminist.
There seems to me to be a need for us to celebrate and debate the culture of nurture over greed,
Which appears an instinctively natural part of so many a female’s nature.
Maybe its origins historically are biological,
Isn’t it simple, obvious and logical,
That of the human races pair of parental par...
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