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I can go miles
with someone believing in me.
So, speak into existence,
those words I need.
I’m not kidding,
or play acting a pose,
this isn’t a hobby,
it’s me you see, exposed.
My time is here, and
I don’t want to stop.
Give me that shout,
dissolve my doubts.
Monday 25th September 2023 12:44 pm
Poem scribbled into my phone
is my best and new number one.
Can’t believe I’m so in the zone,
where in space did that come from?
Hit me with extraordinary pace,
ideas strident, in avalanche flow,
filling the bright white open space,
the right words set up to glow.
Me witness to growing perfection,
and conduit without choice.
Happens so rare...
Monday 4th September 2023 3:00 pm
I, poet, may write of love
and in that moment feel
a meaning clear:
yet my soul knows love
my hand will never pen
You, reader, read that word
and think to know my mind
I say you cannot know the love
my heart placed behind that word, only
your sense of the love you thought you saw
The poet can never truly speak
and have his reader k...
Sunday 23rd July 2023 4:20 pm
So, fellow poets, Rwanda’s safe…isn’t it?
Tell that to our friend, Innocent Bahati,
The Kigali school teacher, whose words are illicit,
And offensive to Rwanda’s high and mighty.
Come on, you poets, do you fancy a visit
To Rwanda to tell Bahati: it’s safe!
Well you can’t, because Bahati’s simply, disappeared,
Desaparecido, as Thatcher’s generals would say.
Worldwide, one h...
Friday 7th July 2023 11:45 am
“Comment is free…
but facts are sacred”,
an ed. once said.
But I’m fact-free,
and my prejudice naked,
when things are said
with which I don’t agree.
Uilleam Ó Ceallaigh
4th July 2023
PEN International calls on the Rwandan authorities to urgently come clear and publicly account for the whereabouts of poet Innocent Bahati who has been missing since 7 February 2021.
Tuesday 4th July 2023 12:24 pm
Merseyside poets and musicians performed their environmental anthology last week at Liverpool’s beautiful Victorian Palm House in Sefton Park. Led by Michelle Wright, Barry Woods and Ali Harwood, the event covered ocean pollution, global warming and rainforest reduction, with contributions from many local poets and some first time writers from local schools.
Tuesday 4th July 2023 9:51 am
Words from poet's past flow through me
their stories live on through reverberating echoes.
Tales as old as time bouncing off pages into reader's
minds, then from their lips
not into god's ears but into mine.
Things fall apart by Chinua Achebe
a literary goldmine waiting to be explored.
Writers weaving together linguistic
art, masterpieces so intricately
Monday 27th March 2023 7:39 pm
Do not curse at the clocks
Time will not stand still
Do not shout at the rocks
They are not stronger
Than their stone hearts
Do not get angry at the mirror
Their ugly face beats the error
Of all your good deeds
There is an evil in them
Stronger than the storm
And the hurricane never ends...
Monday 20th March 2023 8:47 am