Whatever criticism you may have of social media, platforms like Facebook and Twitter have been instrumental campaigning tools for many charities and activist groups. Hashtags have provided a focal point for those fighting for change and seeking justice. #fightinequality, #BDS, […]
The decision to go to war is mostly taken by people far removed from its brutality. This is what I explore in my short war poem Distant Killings. Distant Killings No decree wanted tosanction the slaughterblindly complicitsanitised by silk suits […]
According to Gardai, the body of a man with no fixed abode was found in the vicinity of St. Audoen’s Park in Dublin’s inner city on 6 November 2018. #MyNameis, #RaiseTheRoof #AskWhy The Night was mild,- and still you died. […]
The snail’s pace of policy making crushes with the deadly force of a fast-approaching freight train.
The cards you’re dealt at birth impact on the life you’ll later enjoy. In this social justice poem, you’ll find that life deals an uneven hand. Baby Billy’s parents are well-to-do if slightly stressed and depressed. Baby Mary’s parents don’t know […]
If it weren’t for the brave and the outspoken, we would still be slaves. This is a poem for the risen. May we rise every day. Years of oppression, of subduing and tyranny,made you rise, revolt and defect,away from the […]
The don’t haves have a hard time in this world. This is poem calling on all trashcan humans to revolt. I confess I am a trashcan human. You, lying in the gutter – revolt! You, struggling to pay bills – […]