I Can

If someone told you that You can't do something, You're incapable, weak, nothing, Would you do anything? * If they cursed you and  Belittled you, stole from you And doubted your abilities, Would their opinion be true? * If it were your mother, Father, sister or brother, Some react differently than If it were some… Continue reading I Can

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Anorexia

Stand up to cancer. Grab cancer by the balls. Cancer, we're coming to get you. Noel Edmonds, presenter of Deal or No Deal, was accused of insulting every cancer patient with his comments regarding the illness. Type his name into google and the first thing you'll see is "cancer". He suffered prostate cancer and attributes… Continue reading Anorexia

“Can’t you just pick the meat out?”

"I wish I could be vegan, but I love [insert dead animal] too much", "don't you miss bacon?", "do you ever cheat?", "can't you just pick the meat out?"... these utterings have become the soundtrack to my life since cutting animal produce from my diet. Stowing my mental revolver, I try to respond to ignorant questioning with… Continue reading “Can’t you just pick the meat out?”

Metamorphosis

The Spring sun stretches bright Yellow rays upon the morning. Droplets of dew reflecting the light, Earth and species warming. . Among the shrubs and the leaves, Producers play their part in the cycle. They work and they thrive which achieves Life, sustenance and fresh recycle. . The small, round, hungry creature Plays it's part.… Continue reading Metamorphosis

It’s Okay to Have a Bad Day

I woke up today and in my usual habit, immediately scrutinised myself in the mirror. Anxiety pending, I lifted my top to assess my stomach. Disgusting. I stood with my feet together and examined the space between my thighs. Unsatisfactory. I placed my hands on my hips to check the severity of my bingo wings.… Continue reading It’s Okay to Have a Bad Day

The Dish

A poem written in a moment of passion, an extended metaphor about globalisation and global culture.  . Taste spills over the edges of the dish, Abundant in volume as well as flavour. Ingredients cultivated independently, Yet harmonise perfectly. . Rising in clouds, angelic scents tease the tastebuds which pucker in anticipation. The mouth ready to… Continue reading The Dish

Animal Lives Matter

US Government detracts animal and environmental policy information from its website "And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on… Continue reading Animal Lives Matter

Tackling Poverty the Left Way

Universal basic income, recently adopted by Finland, of special interest as Scotland considers trials in Glasgow and Fife. With relative poverty rates on the rise in Scotlands most populated city, Glasgow City Council contemplates the possibility of introducing a universal basic income rate for a trial period. The most recent figures show that relative poverty… Continue reading Tackling Poverty the Left Way