A Caged Bird (Poem)

{I see myself, but it doesn’t look like me,

I see myself – but what should I be?

Yes, what should I be? And what should I become?

Be a dreamer – or achiever – you can only pick one.}

Ohhh, you want the bullet train to fame my boy?”

No, no, no! Just the mega bus away from plain and tame, would be a joy!

Well fucking stop that thought.”

Nothing good happens here.”

Oh, you’re into the arts? HA, HA, HA, must be a queer!”

Fuck off to London if that’s what you want – but know this,

we all think you’re an absolute cunt.”

{I want to think outside the box,

but I don’t have the keys to this cage,

I try every possibility in the locks,

that get rusty with age.}

HA! You don’t know about life! We struggle and strive, 9 to 5 that we hate, but we can barely survive, we buy things that we don’t want with credit we can’t pay, we turn on the television – it’s shit – but we watch anyway, we can’t wait for retirement, man that’ll be the day! We‘ll get to sit on our arse till we’re dead – ahh, bliss, don’t ya say?”

{I can see this for myself, but it doesn’t look like me,

I can see this for myself, but it’s something I don’t want to be.

Yes, there’s what I should be, and what I want to become,

I don’t want to cut my roots…I just want to grow: till my days are done.}

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Let’s Kick Cancer!

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The Awkward Oyster

Hi friends, honest opinion please on this potential cover…I really like it – but want to get other people’s eyes on it…

Awkward Oyster

Little background on this ~ my Grandma used to always say “the world’s your oyster!”, and would perpetually be so enthusiastic about my trips, and well…just about everything I ever did. So this is a little homage in a way. Sadly she lost her fight with cancer – but the Macmillan nurses (to which the proceeds of the book will go to) were always an amazing help.

I’m still trying to format the thing! It’s coming soon…

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