Tuesday, 19 May 2015

The Biscuitology of Brain Injury

[One of our hardest hitting poems to raise awareness during Action for Brain Injury Week]

Morning Coffee biscuits
are caffeine injections for my voice
propelling me to talk about brain injury
how it changed my life and took away choice

When a bomb goes off in your head
people say "you're lucky you're not dead"
and deep within the turmoil hidden inside
I know, on that day I so nearly died

The fear and the pain in the eyes of my family
were part and parcel of the unfolding tragedy
the constant confusion of being alive
battled to suffocate my will to survive

Now it's hard to find the right person to love
although I would and could -
but can't
because the whole damn world exists on a slant

Now the person I am is simplified
and I feel for once time's on my side
I'm on a journey - no desire to regret
Just tell me please, am I there yet?

Biscuit: Crawford's Morning Coffee
Taste test: 5 out of 10
Cost:  2 for £1 from Poundland in Shirley

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Seeing Red

[To be read in a frenzy]

Red is the colour of
danger, strawberries,
dragons, debt, ketchup,
warning, lust, labour,
chillies, Mars, blood
communists, Ayres Rock
fury, shame, fire,
flames of passion,
lipstick on your collar,
heat, devils, wine,
ferraris, grapes, wrath,
anger, tomatoes

Biscuit:  Red Velvet Cake
Taste test: 9.99999 out of 10
Cost: Made by Mia (thank you Mia, makes a change from biscuits!)

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Green is the colour

As Kermit the Frog once said:
"It's not easy being green",
just ask Caroline Lucas
the only green MP
in the Westminster Village,
who's fighting against
the rape and pillage
of our planet.
Trident - the Greens want to ban it,
Renewable energy - they are a fan of it.
They're against corruption
and global destruction,
their membership is on the up
Labour and Conservative
with all their envy
are turning green,
in political terms they're has-beens.
Green is most definitely the colour!

Biscuit:  Koala's March (in Green!)
Taste test: 10 out of 10
Cost: Brought back from Thailand (thanks Denis)