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#OPENING UP

CORAM FIELDS Young citizens educational project July 2016.  “Preparing our young citizens for secondary school”

This poem was the result of the workshop on sexual stereotyping and bullying

#OPENING UP

 

Stereotypes are boring.

Stereotypes feel tight.

What’s the point of squashing in

To something that doesn’t feel right.

 

It’s okay to be different.

It’s okay to be Queer.

We’re all the same just under our skin

We deserve to live without fear.

 

Bullies are pathetic.

Bullies are uncool.

If they think hate can make it right

They really are the fool.

 

Just relax and be yourself

Don’t worry what people say

Be the person you want to be

Non binary, Straight or Gay

Incite November 2017

Kisses can have Consequences

Kisses can have consequences.

Even those, secret snatched ones

In the back of someone’s car, or cupboard.

That no-one else saw

 

Kisses do in fact count.

Including those wet, half biting ones

That fill your mouth with saliva…

That you’d like to forget

 

Or the ones, with someone’s

Girlfriend, wife or maiden aunt.

Whilst drunk, and alone,

And provoked, at a party

 

Kisses can have consequences

Even if you have to wait 10 years

To reap the reward

Of their success or failure

 

Sometimes there’s no respite

From the jaw aching

Gut and heart wrenching

Memory of them

 

No amount of concentration

Self control, denial or willpower

Diminishes the ramification

Of that particular kiss

 

Kisses can bury down,

Deep into your subconscious.

Nestle in the marrow of your bones

Become more you, than you are

 

Kisses can be poetry of breath.

Ambrosia of the Gods.

Better than sex, or the start

Of the best sex you have ever had

 

Kisses can have Consequences.

Poetry Triptych ‘Who/How/Why We Are’