Marxist. Trade Unionist. Socialist-feminist. Author. Poet. Speaker. Tutor. RMT ex-Exec. Workers' Liberty. Autie. Bi. PUFC fan.

Poetry

Mine, and occasionally others'.

NeurodiVERSE in Brighton

Submitted by Janine on 19 June 2022 at 10:26
Event Date
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Brighton launch of NeurodiVERSE, an anthology of poetry by neurodivergent writers

Three of the contributors to (and two of the co-editors of) NeurodiVERSE provide the entertainment as we launch this anthology of poetry by neurodivergent writers.

Imperfect Victims

Submitted by Janine on 03 June 2022 at 11:03

She doesn't cringe and cower,
she's not a fragile flower
She picked on him and tricked him
She's not a perfect victim

She tells of his coercion,
he tells a different version
How dare she contradict him?
She's not a perfect victim

She unstable, she's a venter,
she's known to lose her temper
She pushed him and she kicked him
She's not a perfect victim

Amplify

Submitted by Janine on 30 May 2022 at 19:19

Amplify the voices
that rarely get a hearing
Power up the megaphone
and drown out the jeering

Amplify and magnify
the voices that are hampered by
calcifying attitudes and
patronising platitudes

Amplify the organisers
building solidarity,
Alternatives to narratives
of pity and of charity

Corn Hub

Submitted by Janine on 15 May 2022 at 13:34

There once was a Tory, his name is Neil Parish
Attracted to tractors in "a moment of madness"
And now Mrs P is extremely embarrassed

A big-wheeled beauty with a powerful horn
Harvesting hot stuff down in the corn
Who wouldn't love agricultural porn?