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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

Poetry Triptych ‘Who/How/Why We Are’

Unromance

These words make no sense

I’ve arranged them every way

But still cant read them

 

This flat is too small.

There’s nowhere to put my things

No space to move around

 

These shoes are too tight

They pinch my toes and heel

Make walking painful

 

That joke is not funny,

I’ve heard it too many times

I’ve stopped laughing

 

These clothes are too loose

I’ve shrunk away inside them

I’m hiding in the folds

 

This bath is too cold

The waters stood for too long

It’s lost its heat

 

That door is locked

I seem to have lost the key

I can’t open it

 

This romance is over

It was something I dreamt up

Now…I’ve woken up