Poetry

About an Anan

Here’s a poem about an AnanThe most fabulous one I knowShe doesn’t even mind too muchWhen I run over her toeTwenty-five years of having a granddaughter,Now, that’s a special bondShe’ll announce to everyone who’ll listenThat I’m her only one“Granny” was a mouthful,But “Anan” came naturally,And as soon as it was utteredIt fit so perfectlyAnan has the best one-liners,Like, “I’ve met Anan before”,And, “I made apple p...

January 21, 2019 7:00 pm

It's Their Fault

“It’s their fault”, that’s what you sayThey need to change the rules in order for you to playBut what if, sometimes, you met them in the middleExplained your situation, to them, it’s a riddleSee, here’s what I think, you’ve overreactedAssuming there’s hate, you have self-brandedGiven yourself a label, that one you despiseNow you’re the outcast, but not in their eyes.Don’t get me wrong, there’re idiots in this worldShouting abuse, and to you it is hurledBut most people just aren’t awareSo, it’s d...

December 1, 2018 12:00 am

You say I'm not normal

You say I’m not normal, but what do you mean?You claim I don’t fit in, explain that to meWhat you think is crazy is another person’s boreI am not an expert, but I know this for sureSo, let’s get back to your definition.I’m not a genius, but I’ve had a premonitionWhile you’re sitting behind the screenRanting about who shouldn’t be seenThose you call outcasts are changing the worldAnd you’re so outraged, you haven’t even heardBefore you s...

November 2, 2018 6:00 pm

Hypnotising

Take me away to another place and timeWhere I’d be okay, and on cloud nineTake me quickly, unravel my soulGet me out and away from this hell holeThis body, I fear, doesn’t like me muchAnd my brain holds life, sore to the touchIn a hypnotising state, I wish to beSo, I could escape and be free from meBecause wouldn’t it be nice to be you for the dayWith my troubles gone, I could say“I am pretty, and I am pureThis is happiness and I am cured”

October 24, 2018 7:00 pm

Life is a Panto

Life is a panto – a barrel of laughsBut untamed joy will hide the cracksAnd just when you think no damage is doneLook out, he’s behind you - let’s start the funHe slowly sneaks through the chaos and crowdsThe audience chants and, unnoticed, he bowsWho he is, you'll never knowBut he is felt most when you’re aloneRocking in the corner, you’ll get no sleepIn the darkness and shadows, he carefully creepsIt’s too late now, the spotlight’s been shoneHe’s within you, but the show goes on

October 22, 2018 12:00 am

Many Wheels

I met a guy on the train today.He asked about my chair.“Tell me everything you know” he said“I need to be sitting just there”.He told me his condition meantHe struggled to get around.He told me he played several sports,But his goals didn’t leave the groundAfter imparting all my knowledgeAbout my many wheels.The guy asked for assistanceTo get on an even keel.And I saw a glimmer in his eyes,A sort of expectationTo help him solve world peace,Or some other revelation.With an unspoken apologyLike so ...

October 17, 2018 12:00 am

Hidden Name

Merlin was a Sorcerer,A secret he kept so well.No matter the danger that prevailed,His magic, he could not tellFor his powers, they were bannedHis destiny remained untold.Only Guias could really know,The path that would unfold.So his mission to be fulfilled,With his hidden name,Was the protection of ArthurAnd Morgana, he was to slain.Arthur was his kismetBut the pair grew as friendsEmrys would fight for ArthurUntil the bitter end.Through the role of servantSo much he had to learn,About the old r...

October 17, 2018 12:00 am

Lasting Memory

I turned good into badI pushed him awayI turned us into evil,No one's to blame.Family moments, I ruined,Those of liquid gold,You were never ugly,But the secrets were not told.So, here's my lasting memory,Come now, listen in.I'll give you real reason,The truth behind the gin.

October 17, 2018 12:00 am

Dorothy

Dorothy's a lesbian.That she knows for sure,The rest of life she finds,All a bit of a chore.She needs an escape,And the yellow brick road's the keyTo find friends that love her,And treat her equally.'Cause the Tin Man doesn't care,Who she likes to snog,Although he tries to look away,                                                When she's with that poor dog!

October 17, 2018 12:00 am

Truest Form

One finger on the wheel,The curse was brought upon.But the Dragon had saved her,From the life to come.Maleficent was not evil.But, this myth had grown in time.For they'd not stopped to think,About the reasons behind her crime.The Dragon was mistaken,Her heart was made of gold.The King's, it was tainted.To the Kingdom, it was sold.So, Maleficent, she was outcastShe couldn't ever fit in,For she saw its truest form,That world was full of sin.But the birth of Aurora,Made the Dragon's heart melt.She ...

October 17, 2018 12:00 am