When Will We Know Black Lives Matter?

When will we know that Black Lives Matter?
During some idle chitter chatter and someone says “Who?!” and the colour of their skin doesn’t matter?
When will we know that Black Lives Matter?
When the police I.D. a suspect and the colour of the suspect’s skin isn’t a factor?
How will we know that Black Lives Matter?
When a human is described and the tone of their skin isn’t used to put down or to flatter?
What will happen for us to know that Black Lives Matter?
Will it be when the difference in mortality rates start getting flatter?
Why do we need to know that Black Lives Matter?
Is it because we need to watch all divides crumble and shatter?
Who needs to understand and accept that Black Lives Matter?
All of us who’ve been given an easy life on a platter.
How will we know that Black Lives Matter?
Will there be no NEW videos of police suspects being abused, shot or battered?
How will I know that Black Lives Matter?
Will it be when the police arrive and all black people don’t feel they need to scatter?
Why do I think that Black Lives Matter?
Because I don’t believe that my life matters more. I don’t accept what has gone before to be a way forward, I’ve shut that particular door of perception. I’ve made in my heart and my mind a correction because the need of each human is to defeat the greed of each human. The goal of our species is to join forces for the good of the earth. This is our natural state from birth.
How can I tell that Black Lives Matter?
Because the people that govern say it in each verse and each chapter.
“ALL MEN ARE BORN EQUAL.” They don’t say “All but not that one.”
Why do I need to know that Black Lives Matter?
Because if one life matters less than mine, it’ll only be a matter of time before my life matters less than theirs, let’s not argue, no need to split hairs, let’s not be stupid or blind to the truth. The scientists have shown us the proof. The ups have downs, everything goes and comes round, what is lost will always be found.
The reason we have to say that Black Lives Matter is the owners and leaders are repeating the opposite patter.
The rules of the game are always the same, the majority rules, the biggest gun wins, the one ready to commit the most heinous of sins, slaughter the innocent while hidden away, giving orders but never near the affray, safe in hiding with no chance of colliding with soldiers or war, no chance of connecting with the workers or poor, dividing, deciding who should die, they find it funny. I’m not being weird but FOLLOW THE MONEY that pays for the war and we’ll find whose lives matters most, they are the parasites sucking the blood from us all, we are their host.
We’re close to a break through, there’s hope, not much, just a smatter but let’s grab it together and with love to each part of the globe scatter repeating the mantra, the belief, the truth that as well as our own; BLACK LIVES MATTER!

I will.

I will not tolerate this inability to choose a gender.
I will not tolerate those who are excessively fat or far too slender.
I will not tolerate those that say they are a ‘polyamorous lover’.
I will not tolerate it when I am called ‘brother’.
I will not tolerate ethical or other food choices.
I will not tolerate all these foreign voices.
I will not tolerate different religious beliefs.
I will not tolerate people walking around outside without briefs.
I will not tolerate those shaven heads.
I will not tolerate those natty dreads.
I will not tolerate loud bells or any other calls to prayer.
I will not tolerate the incorrect use of their, there or they’re.
I will not tolerate a lack of compassion.
I will not tolerate outlandish fashion.
I will not tolerate underwear on show.
I will not tolerate inane, pointless lyrical flow.
I will respect, accept and protect each choice you make.
I will understand your decisions are not mine to take…

Get to Know Your Neighbour

How can I express my thoughts without accepting my depression? How can I release the pressure without feeling the oppression?
I can’t be ‘woke’ and be happy, what joys are there to find in a world so crappy?
We know that we know the knowns and the unknowns because the unknowns were proven to be known.
The only reason there is war is control of resources: Religion? Human rights? Protecting the frail? These are not the sources.
Control. Control. Control. Obedience. Obedience. Let go. Let go. Let go. Subservience.
If you knew how to do it, would you? If you knew how to do it, could you?
What if all you knew was how to, that you will and you can and fuck, you were born into being this awful…man.
Your dad did it and his dad too, his father’s father was doing it too, their daddies did it and their daddies too, they’ve been doing it for years and they’re doing it to you.
A monkey and a man, consumed by thoughts, desires, realising that if they control the fires…
A man and a monkey consumed by thoughts, desires, knowing that if they control the fires…
‘Power is measured by the pound or the fist.’ Saying this doesn’t mean you’re not on the list, that you stand sided by side with the beaten and poor, just that you understand a little more.
We are the fires, we are the gods, we are the owners of our souls, we are the masses, we are the workers, we are the drones, we are the proles.
No. That’s not true, I do not do what average people do. I do not have structure, discipline, or a ‘mainstream’ life. I do not own my home or have a doting, subservient wife. I do not sit and watch the TV, I do not read the national press, I do not blindly support this country, nor believe it’s a mess.
I believe the flow of energy is good within my world, I often see charitable acts unfurl. I watch my neighbours’ kindness, my co-workers’ selfless deeds, I watch one community rid their neighbourhood of weeds, then plant hundreds of practical and metaphorical seeds.
Depression is acceptable, oppression is pressure, they are being the aggressor but our honest connections will bring the purest pleasure.
Do yourself a favour, get to know your neighbour.

National Poetry Day Rant

I don’t get it, never have, never will.
Dog in the street day. Don’t get it. Yet, still
It comes around every year, a day like all the rest
except on this day it feels like a test…
Create something new (but with meaning)
Let people know which way you’re leaning
The left are loonies, the right are scum
No, no, the right are loonies, the left are scum
The middle just tum-tiddly-um-tum
I wasted time creating that but it’s okay
because it’s touch yourself gently day
or some such thing that allows you to pleasure
yourself doing something you treasure
releasing pain and hate and bile
sharing love, warmth, a knowing smile
allowing others inside your head
showing them where you lie, your filthy bed
you made yourself with guilt and shame
dirtied with no one else to blame
taking time out to rant and rave about injustice
absolutely refusing to say It. Just. Is.
screaming at the tele
from deep in the belly
It’s okay I know the truth, no one needs further proof.
There is nothing left to deny, there is no need to cry.
The rich are taking all they can from all the people of this land.
Killing the poor and not getting caught because they do it by…default.
A cut here, a boundary there and all that death is out of their hair.
The workers are next by cheek and jowl, by means nefarious and foul.
Taxes first, then higher prices for smaller, smaller then slimmer slices
of a pie they don’t even own. Don’t protest please don’t moan.
Okay if you must but we need to secure your trust
tell us where and when you want to and we’ll treat you like the cunt who
we most despise; (intelligent workers are not dependable) fuck the wise
dumb them down, destroy their mind and one day you’ll find
that I’m alright jack is the norm for anyone in England born
Even though they’ve got no fresh food, no clean water to cleanse their brood
just the junk the Americans gorge on and around their ghetto a Palestinian cordon.
They’re building the wall inside our brain with each click on the media train.
Sorry I drift, I meander, sometimes I stray
but it’s alright, it’s #NationalPoetryDay

Truth Abuse Love

They want me to tell the truth.
They want me to hurl abuse
but I’m sober and guilt-ridden
so I keep my mouth shut, click the link,
auto-fill my details and share the page.

They want me to tell the truth.
They want me to hurl abuse
but I’m tired and I’m scared
so I keep my mouth shut, look away from the jails
and go back to my cage.

I want to tell the truth, I want to hurl abuse
But not at Jews, Muslims, Infidels or Christians
Not at Blacks, Whites or Buddhists.
They don’t deserve my rage.
It’s the greedy leaders, the money lenders, the contract owners
who run this world we sometimes call a stage

that hide all access to the truth
that tell me what is deemed abuse.
They tell me what is naughty, decide if I am being nice,
tell me what my choice is
but I have pen and page.

My truth is that I’m governed
by those who happily abuse
I profit from their violence
enjoy the luxuries made by slaves.

If I tell the truth, if I hurl abuse
it must not be at my equals
but at those who want me in my grave.

A Life Worth Living?

I’ve pleaded with my heart to stop beating
Begged for my lungs to stop breathing
Wished for my eyes to shut for the last time.
Claimed death as my only goal
Asked the Devil to devour my soul
Prayed for God to punish my crime.

I’ve wanted love to leave me cold
For my family ties to let go of their hold
Given reason to violent men to end my life.
Pushed away all chance of hope
Admitted that I really can’t cope
Caressed my wrists with a cold, sharp knife.

I’ve been dizzy with desire at the water’s edge
Trusted the wind on the highest ledge
Not cared which way I’d fall.
Allowed speeding traffic to make my choice
Been silent when I could’ve used my voice.
Responded positively to suicide’s call.

But I’ve changed the way my hatred works
I’ve taken it off me and given it to jerks
Decided I’m worth each breath I take.
Planned ahead for the first time in years
Allowed joy to be the reason for my tears
Accepted that part of my life was…just a mistake.

I’m sharing these thoughts with freedom from pain
Knowing I’m far from being happy or sane
Controlled each moment is all that I’ve done.
Loving isn’t the only way I spend my days
But, I’m hoping this happiness stays
I’m enjoying the silliness, the smiles and the fun.

Moments of Calm

Life will offer you choices

Moments in time, tiny misheard voices

They offer you options to take

And these decisions you make


The loves that you feel

Are real, each one; real

The feelings you have, are pure

You do not need to be alone or find a cure


You need to share your emotions

Don’t just ‘go through the motions’

Allow your feelings to be heard, allow them out

Before they force you to scream, to run and shout;


Whatever you love;

Music, song, sport, games on boards or on a court, acting, climbing, playing the fool, building or even running a school, helping, sharing, connecting the dots, fine art, controlling the traffic or painting beautiful spots.

Allow that pleasure to be your soul

Don’t worry about life’s ‘Big goal’

Envelop yourself in this positive vibe

Stay on board this beautiful ride


Stay calm, collected, creatively cool

Allow yourself to be your own tool

Repairing your heart by facing the day

Controlling your mind in a positive way


Every chance you get to lift your head

Get out, get dressed, get out of bed

Phone, text, email your mates

Hoover, dust, put away the plates


Yes, you are in pain, life is unfair

Life is not like the funfair

(They are out there, if you want a go)

Now, though, is the time to show


Express your fears, share your pain

Liken it to ‘pouring rain’

Grab these moments by the balls

While you’re not crawling up the walls


There’s no need to shout “REJOICE! REJOICE!”

But to open up and allow your voice

To ask: for help, for company

To take a walk or share some tea