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Jain Gawne

Updated: Sun, 27 Sep 2020 11:17 am

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I'm a 55 year old mum to five, grandmother to 8. I've always considered myself to be a painter, but very recently felt the urge to write, and that writing came out as poems. Up to now they are almost all based on my past, which was at times difficult. I find that writing about it helps greatly. I'm also autistic, and I think this goes some way to explaining the way that my mind works. I suspect I come from a long line of autistics. And now I've just reread my poems, I realise that I'm quite a bitter person at times, quite twisted, and probably not very nice at times. Although my children and grandkids would probably beg to differ. I've had time to think so I'm changing a few of my pics to more relevant paintings. The pictures that accompany my poems are all my own works.


I loved you once I think You swept me up in a cyclone of romance and fear Excitement and charm And control. A romantic threat across a crowded room On lined paper I love you, but if you ever shit on me I will break both your legs. You loved me! And I loved you for that. They say love makes you blind. And I was blind I could not read the flashing signs And I was deaf I did not hear the warning bells. You loved me so much You chose my clothes And styled my hair And I felt special. You moulded me into a woman. But bit by bit I disappeared The girl now long gone The smile now long gone The friends now long gone. Replaced by car crash bruises And broken bones And broken dreams. And as my world grew smaller My fears grew larger. I left you a thousand times But you always found me And I took my punishments on the chin, And on the arms, And on the legs, And wherever you could lay a punch or a kick. Then from nowhere I grew strong I carefully laid out my plans And hid them from you. Bruises became bricks And I built a wall So high you could not pass And then I was gone Never to return.

All poems are copyright of the originating author. Permission must be obtained before using or performing others' poems.

Audio entries by Jain Gawne

A poem about my lovely husband, Rick. (06/01/2020)

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Paul Sayer

Tue 19th May 2020 20:56


Sat 11th Jan 2020 13:20

Full frontal nudity
is not only accepted
but is permitted
and encouraged!


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Jain Gawne

Mon 6th Jan 2020 17:58

Thank you so much Po! What a lovely welcome!

As soon as I've done the tea I'm going to sit down and read everyone else's works, including yours. I never realised before how much I needed poetry in my life!


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Paul Sayer

Mon 6th Jan 2020 17:30

Hi Jain a huge welcome.
It is great to see you here at WOL.

I must say your pictures are masterfully created.

I wish I had the ability to paint or draw as well.

I named myself 'poemagraphic' and my intention was to have a photograph to accompany each poem... I have not done that on this site. It is in the pipeline for this year, along with some video and slide shows of both my poetry and photographs.

I am certain that I will gain some insight and inspiration from your work from what I seen so far.

Keep Posting

I am looking forward to reading more of your poetry... and seeing more of the other artistic merits you have.


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