I have self published two books on Lulu.com. My poetic debut ‘Ant-hology is a collection of contemporary poetry on a variety of themes from nature, stained glass, to social justice. It is a kaleidoscopic pick and mix, a journey through my thoughts, passions and imagination.
My second book, ‘The Iconoclast’ is a collection of poems and short stories based around the themes of images and iconoclasm. How images are created, challenged, subverted and destroyed over time.
Would you speak?
I wrote a poem for the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust for their 2012 ‘Speak Up, Speak Out’ campaign, called ‘Would you speak?’
Would you speak if they came for me?
I may differ in colour to you,
I may not dress like you,
Sound like you,
But would you speak for me?
Would you have the courage of a lion,
Courage of your conviction?
I may believe in a different god, or no god, But our belief in justice binds us, you and me.
So if they came, pistols loaded to take me away, Would you speak out, speak out for me today?
for the full ‘Speak Up, Speak Out’ booklet, click here – http://hmd.org.uk/resources/poetry/speak-up-speak-out-poetry-booklet
A free ebook of exclusively politically themed poetry published in 2012.
Is your manifesto your beliefs manifest,
will actions and deeds put them to the test,
or are your words empty like all the rest?
Is yours a vision of a bright new dawn,
Is hope your gift where hope is forlorn?
Do you seek to serve, do you seek to inspire,
Or is it for fame, power, desire?
Will you stand for those with no voice on the street, Will you pull him up back onto his feet? We’ve had enough of forked tongues, weasel words, Words uttered without passion,
Fancy phrases seem to come and go like fashion. Do you say what you mean,
Do you mean what you say,
Or are they just words,
Just words for one day?