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

Poetry

Mine, and occasionally others'.

Poetry & Opposition

Submitted by Janine on 27 March 2022 at 18:23

Pompous & Opulent
Prosperous & Ostentatious
Profiteering & On-the-take

Parsimonious & Obstinate
Penny-pinching & 'Orrible
Private & Obscene

Perfidious & Odious
Poisonous & Objectionable
Punishing & Oppressive

Petition & Organise
Protest & Outrage
Picket & Occupy

Public & Ownership.

Spoken Word Paris

Submitted by Janine on 26 March 2022 at 10:31
Event Date
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Janine return to the legendary Spoken Word Paris as its feature act. Au Chat Noir, 76, rue Jean Pierre Timbaud, 75011 Paris Métro Parmentier/Couronnes

Provocation

Submitted by Janine on 23 March 2022 at 10:30

She provoked him.
She said she was leaving him.
She’s been looking at other guys.

He had to show her.
She had to know
She isn’t a person in her own right,
She’s part of him.

She is the buffer between him and a hostile world.

Fucking Tanks

Submitted by Janine on 07 March 2022 at 11:44

A guest poem from Spoaken Word Lewes regular open mic'er Fred The Ninja. Thanks Fred.

 

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I owe my very existence to Russian fucking tanks.

If my dad had not run from them 66 years ago in Hungary, he never would have come here, never would have met my mum.

Even though I never faced them myself the bloody trail of their tracks is imprinted on my life.

Solidarity with Ukraine!

Submitted by Janine on 03 March 2022 at 09:55

Artillery rounds
and a barrage of shellfire
It looks and it sounds
like extending an empire

Bombing and shooting
civilians slain
Expansionist Putin
invading Ukraine

Threatening nukes
and rain hell from the skies
Dismissing rebukes
with chauvinist lies

Conscripts uprooting
and sent in to 'train'
Murderous Putin -
get out of Ukraine!