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It’s A Sin

‘It’s A Sin’ is a tremendous new series, but it’s unfortunate that lesbians played during the AIDS epidemic was left out of the series. Remember those days – we stood together as family!

Giving Gives Back

Recently I’ve penned a poem for the Small Charities Coalition, as part of the #LondonGivesBack Campaign to encourage Londoners to make regular donations to help keep small charities. You can see the film of the poem by Neck of the Woods films here


It’s not easy to think of others

When your whole world feels under attack.

But being generous is empowering –

Giving, gives back.

 

We’re all learning a new way of living,

We don’t want to be misunderstood.

Kindness and compassion has its own rewards,

Giving makes us feel good.

 

We pick up the pieces of broken lives

Gently put them back in place.

We are the voice of the unseen and unheard

Of every age and race.

 

We restore confidence and self esteem,

To the traumatised girl and boy

With care and support and friendship,

We re-introduce them to joy.

 

Our charities must keep on working

It’s imperative that they do.

Whether or not that is possible

Depends on me and you.

 

Nows the time to give back to society

When things are really tough.

Your money will make a big difference

To those who haven’t got enough

 

We are strong, we are resilient.

We are the can do, the will do.

We can make our society better…

Compassionate and true.

 

Help us shape the future,

Support the work we do

Together we can make a change…

It’s up to you.

 

London is a thriving city

Community is at its very heart

It embraces our dramas and our dreams

Its here for us to take part

Small Charities UK

I will be filming this for Small Charities UK on 25th November with the debut screening on 8th December. You can watch the video here.


It’s not easy to think of others

When your whole world feels under attack.

But being generous is empowering – 

Giving, gives back.

 

We’re all learning a new way of living,

We don’t want to be misunderstood.

Kindness and compassion has its own rewards, 

Giving makes us feel good.  

 

We pick up the pieces of broken lives

Gently put them back in place.

We are the voice of the unseen and unheard

Of every age and race.

 

We restore confidence and self esteem,

To the traumatised girl and boy

With care and support and friendship,

We re-introduce them to joy.

 

Our charities must keep on working

It’s imperative that they do.

Whether or not that is possible

Depends on me and you.

 

Nows the time to give back to society

When things are really tough.

Your money will make a big difference

To those who haven’t got enough

 

We are strong, we are resilient.

We are the can do, the will do.

We can make our society better…

Compassionate and true.

 

Help us shape the future,

Support the work we do

Together we can make a change…

It’s up to you. 

 

London is a thriving city

Community is at its very heart

It embraces our dramas and our dreams

Its here for us to take part

Vision

For National Poetry Day 2020


Poetry is my lover,

Politics is my wife.

Pleasing them is the driving force,

That governs my job and my life.

 

Though not an easy option,

It’s a privilege and a thrill.

Pushing Art to its limit,

To help change a Law, or Bill.

 

Poetry has a resonance,

It reaches out to us all.

Challenges, inspires and amuses,

It holds us in its thrall.

 

Art can make a difference,

In the way we think and act.

Express the things we need to say,

Make Equality and Justice fact.

Woman and Wife

My name was Anne Hathaway, a maiden like no other,

Acting as a mother to my father and my brother.

I fell in love with a younger man and gladly took his name,

Mrs. Shakespeare is a name of fortitude and fame.

 

My husband is a playwright a poet and a wit.

It takes him far away from home, but I don’t mind a bit.

In London he makes the fortune that facilitates our life,

Then he rides 3 days to visit his devoted, waiting wife.

 

I am mistress of our beautiful home, and run it as I will,

I order this and purchase that, my husband pays the bill.

I care not that he is not the most attentive, ardent lover.

His affection shows in his support, of our children and my brother.

 

Yes, I am a dutiful daughter, mother, friend and wife.

I don’t burden my dear husband with petulance or strife.

It is unseemly for a woman to disobey a man,

Though this can be a challenge, I do the best I can

 

William wanted Anne Hathaway to be his wedded wife,

And I became the wife my husband needed in his life.

His London life is different, dramatic, fancy-free.

But when his work is over, he will return to me.