Archive for ‘poetry’

May 8, 2017

Penis Privilege, Marital Rape, and a Brown Girl’s Guide to Gender

by duncanr

based in Mumbai, UnErase Poetry is a newly-formed community that promotes and produces spoken poetry in Hindi and English

the Legal Rapist . . .

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February 17, 2017

The Chaos

by duncanr

Dearest creature in creation
Studying English pronunciation,
   I will teach you in my verse
   Sounds like corpse, corps, horse and worse.

I will keep you, Susy, busy,
Make your head with . . .

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January 29, 2017


by duncanr

though set in Ireland, this poem addresses issues familiar also to women living outwith the emerald isle . . .

January 29, 2017

When Trump met May

by duncanr

trump-and-maya UK PM called May
went off to the US of A
While there she met Trump,
a big orange chump,
who said “from this day
do all that I say.
If you’re lucky I’ll give you a hump

O.K. not poet laureate quality, I admit – I’m sure others can do better!

please share your thoughts, in rhyme, of this meeting between Trump and May as a comment to this post

January 5, 2017

Maggie, Molly, Milly, and May

by duncanr

November 24, 2016

William S Burroughs : Thanksgiving Prayer

by duncanr

though written 30 years ago, some would argue that – given recent events in the USA – this prayer is no less relevant now as it was back then . . .

Thanks for the wild turkey and the Passenger Pigeons, destined to be shit out through wholesome American guts
thanks for a Continent to despoil and poison
thanks for . . .

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August 14, 2016

Hollie McNish : Embarrassed

by duncanr

July 3, 2016

Mathematics || Spoken Word

by duncanr

there has been a worrying increase in reported incidents of hate crimes in the UK following the brexit referendum result in which a narrow majority voted for the UK to pull out of the EU – – anyone who does not have a white skin or whose clothes or accent mark them out as non-christian and/or foreigners being targeted for abuse

much of this xenophobia is based on unfounded fears of, and false beliefs about immigrants

May 18, 2016

Frustrated Poet

by duncanr

frustrated poetThere once was a poet on Twitter
who grew increasingly bitter.
He couldn’t surmount
the strict character count
and so his poems got even shi

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April 23, 2016

Much Ado About Nothing

by duncanr

shakespearetoday marks the 400 year anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, reckoned by many folk to be England’s greatest Bard and by me, its greatest Bore!

[I was subjected to Shakespeare’s incomprehensible drivel at school and it left a lifelong antipathy towards the man and his plays]

it seems, however, I am in good company – I am not the only philistine when it comes to Shakespeare and his plays . . .