Category Archives: rape culture

No. You may not come in; a poem.

Why do we so often only hear the voices in bold? Why do their words drown out the voices that are not. You can’t come in. “But you invited me in last week” Today I don’t want you here “But … Continue reading

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Shouting Back

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The BIG EN OH

The big En Oh A life bombarded by the negative No you can’t No you mustn’t No you shouldn’t No you won’t Turned down Denied Declined Blocked Sidelined No will always mean no when it’s progress you’re after When you … Continue reading

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Never Said No

I had a pint And then I had two And I showed you a No And another glass And another I stumbled and tripped I slurred and slipped And threw a full square No-stare your way I danced and sweated … Continue reading

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To be believed

The staring face looked back with a curled lip Young and old and a million miles From the girl who played along The silent scream Became a growl A snarl A vicious howl The anger weighted A black hole All … Continue reading

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While You Were Waiting

While you were waiting For the world to change For the better While you put your faith in men Educated and socialised In the self-same hallowed halls While you gave them your votes While you believed the critique We died … Continue reading

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Never Unseen

Once you’ve seen It can’t be unseen Like stepping out of the deepest pool First weightless To sudden leaden Limbs no longer bidden You long for the days of then When blinkers shielded And saved you from the worst Only … Continue reading

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