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Sarah Crowther

Updated: Mon, 2 Apr 2012 01:53 pm

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Based in Bolton, Sarah Crowther is an Art Teacher and sometimes performer at Write Out Loud in Bolton. Nationally published and shortlisted in the Keats Shelly Prize 2008. Please check out my blog, the link is above under 'Homepage'. My artwork can be seen at


Recipe For Neglect Take one small child Perfect, new, naked. Leave it to cry for three hours Never read it a book Don’t take it to the dentist Never give moral guidance Or wash its clothes. Shout and scream in equal measure. Let it stew in its own juices Season with bitter indifference Then send it to school. You’re A Bad Man You’re a bad man A great big bear of a bad man My number one fan But still a bad man You’re a quiet thinker A brooding, sultry, quiet thinker A bit of a drinker But I like a thinker. Stop doing that. You know what I mean I can see your thoughts And they’re none too clean Because you’re a bad man A great big bear of a bad man You’re broken goods Self inflicted broken goods You’re not out of the woods My broken goods. You’re crushed inside Bruised and hurt and crushed inside There’s no where to hide That you’re crushed inside I’ve told you once I won’t say it again I can see your thoughts So weak are men Especially when... you’re a bad man A great big bear of a bad man. Still, I like having a fan. Have you checked out my blog yet? Go on, do it now!

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Sam Brindle

Thu 28th Oct 2010 00:52

"You're a Bad Man" is quality.

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David Franks

Mon 10th Aug 2009 10:15

Hi Sara:

Thought-provoking use of metre and rhyme.


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