Archive | October, 2016

A Prayer For The Living

2 Oct

Here’s a poem I wrote on my mobile back in July just after Theresa May was elected PM:

The sun bleedsĀ casting an orange hue over the earth

whilst a suicide explodes in Medina

Turkey and Bangladesh are forgotten

Orlando is immortalised

People are demoralised

Let’s Pray for the living.

 

Buses trundle along the street

Reports of racismĀ are rife

Indigenous population causing strife

Leaders stop leading because of knives

And Eve takes over with a cunning smile

Let’s Pray for the Living

 

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We’re not in Iran

2 Oct
We’re not in Iran
You can’t put me in a burka
I am not your slave
I am not your servant
You are not my God
I am not your wife
I am not your mother.
I am your girlfriend.

Today a man will look
It doesn’t matter if you’re in a hijab, a burka or a burkini
Today a man will look
It doesn’t matter if you’re in a niqab, a habit or a bikini
Today a man will look
It doesn’t matter if you’re in a maxi, evening gown or a mini
Today a man will look
It doesn’t matter if you’re in a T shirt, jeans or a sari
Today a man will look
And look and look and look
It doesn’t matter.
He looks
Today a man will look and look and look and look.
Look look look.
Objectify and look.
Look look look
Objectify.

The Hypocrisy of Men

2 Oct

The hypocrisy of men is appalling. There is talk of Peace when the planes are bombing, the soldiers are shooting and the locals are dying.

The hypocrisy of men is appalling. There is talk of modesty, when the pimps are preying, the John’s are playing and the prostitutes are forcibly supplying.

The hypocrisy of men is appalling. There is talk of austerity, the bankers break the policy, the politicians preach with audacity and the businessmen gain financially.

The hypocrisy of men is appalling. There is always talk of equality, saving women from mediocrity, man made media focus on sexuality and the world still revolves around patriarchy.