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Poetry Pride

Dismember

This is part of the June 2022 Pride poetry series.

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Poetry Pride

Bleaching rainbows

This is part of the June 2022 Pride poetry series.

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Poetry Pride

Drowning love

This is part of the June 2022 Pride poetry series.

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Poetry Pride

June

The second poem in a daily poetry series for Pride Month 2022.

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Poetry Pride

Painted

The first poem in a daily poetry series for Pride Month 2022.

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Poetry

Robotic Soul

The bellows of the elephant had silenced the lamb’s bleats. The braying of the donkey had bounded all its feet. The shrieks of wing-ed beavers had stained its wooly coat With reds and blues of every hue, from tail and to its throat. The beasts stole mites from beggars and gave them to the rich. […]

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Poetry

Coming out

Have you tried to stuff a bag with twenty-seven kittens? Get a toddler’s hands to stay inside her little mittens? Seventy and three balloons within a purple Beetle? Chocolate cake and whipping cream through hypodermic needle? Have you tried to stop the flow of mighty Old Man River? Halt a massive pine after lumberjacks yell […]

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Poetry Politics

Chains

Shackled and fettered in chains Sacrificed body and brains Hooked up straight into my vein Labour gets sucked down the drain Only for capital gain Ignoring my illness and pain Begging and pleading in vain Silenced each time I complain Speak up considered profane Hours each day on the train Ever extinguishing flame My number […]

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Poetry

Polished skin

A fraying thread now fading red knitting my heart splitting apart. A crimson rag I glisten tag the lonely tears that hold my fears. A tattered shawl in battered brawl comforts my back from hurt and crack, It flood with red from blood I shed, my weighted yoke, deflated, broke. A scarlet rope ‘round scar-red […]

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Poetry

Topsy turvy

Towering trees all veiled with leaves, hanging from the sky Calming seas with salty breeze in the desert dry Starry light so dimly bright shining through the ground Chicken flight of soaring height to the prairies bound Blazing fire and climbing higher fuelled by frosty ice Reaching spire up from the mire, and pearls of […]