Archive for ‘poetry’

August 5, 2017

How to be a Man

by duncanr

a few months back, I posted a poem on Madhatters by Simar Singh on the subject of ‘marital rape‘ – see here http://tinyurl.com/ybu8yhxs

in this poem, he addresses societal expectations of what is considered appropriate behaviour for a man . . .

July 29, 2017

The First Time

by duncanr

I remember the first time I tried it
I was only a lad o’ sixteen
And though she was younger than I was
She was much more composed and serene.

It was doon in the byre on the straw
At the end o’ a fine summer’s day
The air was scented wi’clover
And the smell of freshly cut hay

I was eager, but . . .

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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

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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

Heartbreak

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 – http://tinyurl.com/j5yl4cl – 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