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Poetry Triptych ‘Who/How/Why We Are’

An Odd Couple

Written and performed for my show, ‘Love, Lust and Loathing in the Bloomsbury Literati’, during the Bloomsbury Festival


Lytton and Virginia were literary lions.

They prowled around the Bloomsbury Set,

Vetting interlopers that they met,

Pronouncing them suitable…or maybe not yet.

 

Their writing set the world aflame.

Their Bohemian lifestyle banished shame.

They tipped convention on its head,

For a new life order…or so they said.

 

Who would have thought, that he and she,

Would strike up a friendship so immediately.

A connection that lasted the whole of their life

Closer than lover, husband or wife.

 

He tall and thin, wracked with crippling fear,

Terrified of intimacy…

Yet desperate to be near.

 

She of similar stature, tormented by self-doubt,

Wanting to be uninhibited…

Struggling to let it out.

 

Both driven by ambition and desire to be rich.

Both liked to gossip, ruminate and bitch,

Suffer romantic torment and unrequited love.

As long-suffering partners strove to rise above.

 

A monumental relationship,

Based on values both held dear.

A very English friendship,

Eccentric and Queer.

Bi-Visibility Day 2017

BI-VISIBILITY 2017

Lets raise the flag,

Be Glad, be Gay

For today we celebrate

Bi-Visibility Day

 

We’re part of family LGBT

Being ourselves, you and me

In our community we play a part

With open mind and generous heart

 

It’s wonderful to have the joy

Of loving either girl or boy

Being open to Loves possibility

Breaking boundaries, being free

 

My choice could be a husband

My choice could be a wife

Or any of the in-betweens

It’s Love that predicts my life

 

There is no need to hide away

Feel frightened. Live a lie

If it’s okay to be Straight or Gay

Then it’s okay to be Bi.

Interview with Soho Radio – 29 June 2017

I was interviewed by the lovely Clare Lynch for Soho Society Hour on Soho Radio on 29 June, 2017, during which I also performed some poetry, recorded below. The full interview can be found here: https://www.mixcloud.com/sohoradio/the-soho-society-hour-29062017/

Love Happens Here – the theme poem for London Pride!

‘LOVE HAPPENS HERE’ London Pride theme poem 2017

Love happens here.

In family, L.G.B.T.

In our relationships far and near.

It’s the heart of us and we.

 

Love can be enough,

In sunshine or in showers.

When the going gets tough,

It’s Love that empowers.

 

Love is our Diversity,

It’s the best that we can be.

It’s the Talent and Creativity,

Within our Community.

 

Love is you and me.

We show it in a smile,

In our Endeavor and Tenacity,

In our ‘Fabulosa’ Style.

                   Yes, Love happens here.