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Freedom

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…

Become unstoppable.

 

Poetry has wings,

The voice of an Angel.

Ascending, avenging

Embodying our spirit

 

Incite@ThePhoenix – Celebrating the B in LGBT for Bi Visibility month

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.

Lesbian Life

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

Gender

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.

Night & Day Dreams

How do I reach you?

Tell me, how do I?

You have vanished

Before my eyes.

 

Does this mean it’s too

painful, too pointless, too late

For you to want to

Listen to me?

 

I have to tell you, that

I’m dreamy, still dreamy, so dreamy

With Love and longing

For you

 

That’s why I’m waiting,

Just thinking, just hoping, just dreaming

That I’ve become

Invisible too