loneliness and social inequity

Covid has caused loneliness, isolated us all in our homes, kept us away from each other.  Get people back into work to improve their mental health.

School closures have caused social inequity and the sooner we get the kids back into schools the better to close that gap.

What bollocks.

We were never lonely before?  … Read more


Shop less, drive less, save your sanity and save the world

Lock- down saved us time and money (if we had work)

How many of you have hardly spent anything during lock-down apart from on food?

So many people I have spoken to have told me how much money they have saved, how little they have spent and how they have realised that most of what … Read more


Autumn Queen

Autumn is here and this year my son hasn’t written a poem about school sucking the school out of him and I haven’t written a poem about time being strangled as I have done before:

New Term

Time strangled,

Lies withering on the floors

Covered with the ocre leaves of August’s mourning,

Cramped, dark, confined,

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I met the woman I would like to be

I met the woman I would like to be for only a fleeting moment, but one which is planted in my mind powerful and deep.

I was walking along the Dorset path, through the woods, across the heath and down to hill to the pebbled sea, and as I walked, I saw a couple talking … Read more


Overwhelmed

I have been feeling overwhelmed.  It doesn’t happen very often, but yesterday it did.

overwhelmed

I have been using all my time managment tools: urgents and importants, big rocks and little rocks and none of it was working.

Feeling overwhelmed is a bit like being lost in the fog; I know there is nothing else … Read more


Poetry

On reading Nikita Gill

Oh! What a relief

To find myself,

My life,

Reflected back at me

In poetry;

Without the corsets

Of manned constraints,

Unlaced to let me breath.

I can freely exhale

At last,

And see

My own experience

Reflected back at me.

 

All those years at school learning the lines of … Read more


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