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I like to think of my poems as ‘misery with oomph’ taken from observations of life. I use poetry as a way of expressing my personality. I perform at various poetry events in London and have had a few poems published here and there. I am working towards publishing a book… or maybe two.
'Lessons have been learnt' my arse! Dear God what is this evil that you've done?
27 August 2014
Lovely soundbite there from a robotic public servant! (Indeed a top banking exec used the same phrase apologising for his major high street bank's cock ups!) The need to tick boxes, be PC (not the constable type), meet targets resulting in closed doors, dirt swept under the carpet not cleaned from the floor? And get quite a tidy sum to boot which begs the question 'are people in charge in it for the money?' 'cause it ain't the love! Is this a...
Poetician's 51st State
27 August 2014
I didn't get DLA and suffered total embarassment trying to claim at an appeal (I could not fill the form in alone. I had to get help). Awaiting another breakdown to explain the first breakdown. Anger walking away from the DLA in Grays Inn turned into this poem in my head and performed it the next evening at Survivors....something positive out of something negative. The 51st State of the D Hell of A! - Poetician Needs Hand Rail Three grey stooges assessing case Cross examining...
Wowed by Township Voices at Edinburgh
13 August 2014
Not in Edinburgh but what a stirring experience watching out for something special on The Fringes.
This lead singer inspires me to think this is where David Ruffin's roots must be (The Temptations).