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

Pain in My Heart
Friday, 18 June 2021 07:39

Pain in My Heart

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Pain in My Heart by Sarah Barrington, with image above by Steev Burgess Before I left for universityMy friend Louisegot work for me, for the summer,At the recycling centre,Accounting in the offices, littered with windswept sheets of wasted paper,Amidst the incessant winking, bleeping, groaning lorries unloading on the weighbridge.In Portakabins,In…
The Cut of those Cold, Sharp Stars
Friday, 18 June 2021 07:06

The Cut of those Cold, Sharp Stars

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The Cut of those Cold, Sharp Stars by Emma Lee I don't think it's to do with temperature.I feel every piece of grit, every puddle, the cold.There won't be a bus for another hour.I'm used to the cold. Used to shiver like a child,but now I don't even dream of…
The Hurdle Race
Thursday, 17 June 2021 08:14

The Hurdle Race

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The Hurdle Race by Paul Francis The Guru says that every kidshould run the same race that he did.He wants lanes narrow, hurdles tall.A course where most contestants fallmay not be sensitive or just;what matters is that it’s robust.So many ways to be assessed -the Guru knows that his is…
Notice to Quit
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Tuesday, 25 May 2021 14:31

Notice to Quit

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Notice to Quit by Harriet Jae In ten days’ time, that’s it – she’ll be homeless.Nowhere to go yet her mind whirrs with Why? Questions circle like crows when she’s hopeless. The jackals in power stalk the sick and the harmless.She cowers below a black fluttering sky.In ten days’ time…
The Boy in the Subway
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Tuesday, 25 May 2021 14:24

The Boy in the Subway

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The Boy in the Subway by Tony Webb I met my wife for breakfast.Futile negotiationsin the bookshop café at the Dylan Thomas Centre.A peaceful haven amongst books and old pictures. I ordered hot chocolate, knowing this would bother her.The cream on my lips and other parts of my facewere bound…
Gaza Stripped
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Saturday, 15 May 2021 12:41

Gaza Stripped

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Gaza Stripped by David Erdos War is raw in reverse, which is the state of foul play in Gaza.Now, more than ever is the wrath of God reinvoked. As thoseOnce chosen now choose to persecute their close neighboursIn methods as lethal as the holocaust’s harsh killing joke. For a joke…
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Tuesday, 04 May 2021 16:21

The Boy in the Subway

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The Boy in the Subway by Tony Webb I met my wife for breakfast.Futile negotiationsin the bookshop café at the Dylan Thomas Centre.A peaceful haven amongst books and old pictures. I ordered hot chocolate, knowing this would bother her.The cream on my lips and other parts of my facewere bound…
Camels and Needles
Sunday, 25 April 2021 11:27

Camels and Needles

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Camels and Needles by Rebecca Lowe ‘It is easier for a camel to passThrough the eye of a needleThan for a rich man to enter heaven’… ‘Ah,’ you say,‘But it depends on the size of the needle,It depends on the size of the camel.’ Poverty is relative only for the…
Invisible
Friday, 23 April 2021 11:08

Invisible

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Invisible by Pamela Thomas Cheryl's dog died yesterday, scruffy thing. He made it to fifteen But no-one asked how she was. They never do. So no-one knows It was her fortieth birthday too. No-one knew that either, the usual routine Even if she did say, no one would care she…
Recording of Online Launch of Three Red Poets from Cymru
Sunday, 11 April 2021 13:25

Recording of Online Launch of Three Red Poets from Cymru

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On April 13th there was a free online launch of new collections from three Red Poets, all from Cymru. it is available at..... https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/WenWgDy1StyKJpDKRYv6DQt0vgsuPwy1_8FDeXcBHyDN6Jnq8DKyRZbdoQMj8KPw.R22tn8uSVkXhXc2A Passcode: wy$9vc!p The three books are all recent publications from Culture Matters. They are Ballad of the Black Domain by Alun Rees, Our Father Eclipse by…
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