At the Isle of Wight Pride 2018 – I was very honoured to be able to write and perform the theme poem, and this was captured by ITV
Performed for National Poetry Day 2017
Take poetry off the page,
Let it fly free,
Attach to fences and trees,
Flutter in the wind of change.
Let poetry swirl
In the face of adversity,
Be scrawled on Billboards,
Help to build bridges.
Spit out the phrases
That ease an aching heart.
Offers comfort and concern,
To those who need it.
Extend a help-line
To the disenchanted.
To those on the wayside,
Or, in the gutter.
Let poetry catch
In a breath, a stride,
Break into a run…
Poetry has wings,
The voice of an Angel.
Embodying our spirit
Celebrating Bi-Visibility month. An evening showcasing LGBTQ+ poetry as diverse as we are in an iconic West End venue and hosted by LGBT Poet Laureate. Guest poets:
Dan Webber – Wise and witty words about the way we live.
Bella Cox – Beautifully brave blunt poetry about modern bisexuality.
Followed by our popular open-mic section. A social, cultural event with a flirty vibe.
Free entry with retiring collection during the evening.
I try very hard to be a good lesbian
I preen, I postulate…I pout.
I actively campaign for L.G.B.T,
I write poetry, I march, I shout.
It’s taken many years to perfect my style,
The way that I look, sound and dress.
Do I like being Gay? Was I born this way?
The answer’s unequivocally YES.
I have to practice all the time
To improve my lesbian technique.
If you’d like to be part of my lesbian scene
I can spare a few hours next week.
Meanwhile, I’ll just loiter in naughty places,
Where nice girls really don’t stay,
Catching up with old friends and familiar faces,
Whilst night turns into day
I love my life, my lesbian life,
I’m happy in every way
That I can be who-so-ever I wish
Under the auspice of being Gay
We are what we are,
Or are not. We are fluid as air and water… Elastic.
We can be one way, Then another. Grow into ourselves over time… Expand.
We are shape-shifters, Dream catchers. People who take risks… Courageous.
We are you, we are me We are us, Bound together by hope, And understanding.