Readers how many times do I start a post apologising to you for not posting for a while? What can I say apart from sorry! Anyway its Tuesday so that means GoDogGoCafe challenge. And without further ado head into life with me and discovery the exciting developments. Normality Blocked Into Life Longing Waiting Blocked Trudging … Continue reading Into Life
A treat for you this evening readers. I'm currently waiting for a friend then I'll be hiding better than usual as the man who threatened to kill me yesterday has been released. So in the spirit of #VictimsFirst some short poems, limerick style, from the same inspiration fountain as Victims First and #OtherLivesMatter In Search … Continue reading #VictimsFirst
3 Walls and a Roof
It's been a hard week. Regular readers of my blog and anyone who's just joined and cares to look will know I had a friend die a week ago. My last post was my initial expression of grief. What's happened since has brought the healing tears needed for the wounds grief creates to heal. The … Continue reading 3 Walls and a Roof
Homeless At Christmas 3 The Christmas Cracker
Drying out my socks and boots Ok that's got you flumxed. Why on earth have I chosen a picture of my stockinged feet on my hat? More to the point why have I got no boots on and my feet on my hat! And what's any of this got to do with Christmas crackers?!!! Think … Continue reading Homeless At Christmas 3 The Christmas Cracker
The Battle Arena Today I am waiting for a battle. The battle I'm waiting for was promised 10 months ago, I think my opponent may be a bit scared of losing. The battle I am waiting for is a game of chess. My opponent is a manager, the lord of the manor, me I am … Continue reading CHESS
Peering out from hiding place You watch me Blank eyes everywhere You watch me From behind screens Fear etched into your brow You watch me I watch you From the sidelines I watch you Eyes peering out from under brim of safety I watch you We watch ourselves Distrust fear shame Fill the void Eyes … Continue reading Fear
We are the Citizens
We write our history with our stories Inspired by Emile Zola's Germinal (extract) I'm at the Edinburgh Book Festival (find out more here https://edbookfest.co.uk ). The amazing street artist Rob Stoakes has been teaching us his trade Rob's card Usually this part of the city is off limits to all but the posh fat cats … Continue reading We are the Citizens
Ain’t I a Woman!
This is my post in acceptance of the #FeministBookChallenge to write a blog post with this phrase in its title. So @BraveandReckless and also due to another offical letter addressed to me starting "Dear Sir" I'm shouting it out once again. I'm a human and have no intention of calling myself a man never have … Continue reading Ain’t I a Woman!
Drapetomania is a serious mental health problem which was first discovered, in 1851 by Dr Samuel Cartwright. Being a doctor Samuel was obviously a man of high moral and ethical standards, concerned with the welfare of all humans, why else would he have chosen the medical profession? Dr Cartwright was also able to, after careful … Continue reading Drapetomania