Poetry

Poetry

It goes on one at a time,
it starts when you care to act,
it starts when you do it again after they said no,
it starts when you say we and know who you mean,
and each day you mean one more.

Marge Piercy

A protest march
Friday, 29 April 2016 10:08

A protest march

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A Protest March after the painting by L. S. Lowry, 1959   Get out of the road, dogs! They're coming, marching but this lot aren’t from the factories, they're too well dressed, too high and mighty to carry banners. They’re obviously in ranks, big knobs first. One or two women…
Gulf Scream
Thursday, 28 April 2016 10:35

What a Bomb Hits

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What A Bomb Hits Feel the dead heat of the quietening street,see the early evening houses and the shutterson the shops. Look at the row of highrise balconieswith their Aloe Vera plants.See this door and behind it the tile-floored hallway?Look at the outdoor shoes abandoned carelesslyby going-about-their-business feet?Look in here…
In Brecht's Bar, Glasgow
Tuesday, 26 April 2016 16:50

In Brecht's Bar, Glasgow

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In Brecht's Bar, Glasgow “The Hollow Mountain: ever heard of it?"He placed his glass next ours, then -"Seat taken? No?" - sat down. "I overheard you talking.Seems History's your thing; mine, too,though all the dates and namesthat interest meare never put in any books at all." His face was a…
Just like you
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Tuesday, 19 April 2016 07:32

Just like you

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Just Like Youby Hanna Abdullah I am humanJust like you.I eat and I sleepJust like you.I walk and talkJust like you. I have a family and friendsJust like you.I have an education and I studyJust like you.I have dreams and aspirationsJust like you.And I have a homeJust like you.Except my…
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Friday, 25 March 2016 10:10

The Minister for poetry has decreed

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The Minister for Poetry Has Decreedby Kevin Higgins, after Zbigniew Herbert That during the Centenary celebrationsin memory of our late revolution,poets in each of the twenty six countiesfrom Kerry to Louthwill participate in eveningsof moderation during which eventhe moderation will be moderate in the extreme.Participants will arrive dressedin their Confirmation…
Demo outside the GPO, Dublin, 2016
Saturday, 19 March 2016 20:15

Cherishing for beginners

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Cherishing for Beginners 'The Republic guarantees religious and civil liberty, equal rights and equal opportunities to all its citizens, and declares its resolve to pursue the happiness and prosperity of the whole nation and of all its parts, cherishing all of the children of the nation equally....... '- The Proclamation…
I Want To Be The Light
Monday, 07 March 2016 20:27

I Want To Be The Light

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In honour of International Women’s Day, I would like to share with you some new poetry that I have been writing which looks at women from the past, who I have a lot to be thankful for. I have also been exploring issues that women have to tackle day in…
Phenomenal Woman, That's Me
Monday, 07 March 2016 09:19

Phenomenal Woman, That's Me

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Sheree Mack, the poet mentioned by Andy Croft in his article on the privatisation of poetry, presents a selection of poems to mark International Women's Day. Phenomenal Woman, That's Me by Maya Angelou ‘Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's sizeBut when I start…
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