WRITE CHOICES AND ASPIRATIONS

A selection of work written over the last couple of years.

HAVE COURAGE WALK AWAY

FOR ALL WOMEN FRIGHTENED TO TAKE THE WALK.  DON'T BE AFRAID JUST DO IT!!  I sent this poem to WOMEN'S AID.   ALONG WITH AURORA'S DANCE(short story).  IT HAS BEEN USED IN INNER CITY SCHOOLS TO TRY AND TEACH CHILDREN RESPECT FOR THEIR PARTNERS IN ADULT LIFE.


MORE THAN THIS

 

Next time that he screams at you

and calls you an old hag,

a stuck up bitch, a selfish cow

a slapper or a bag,

just catch your breath

remind yourself,

that you’re worth more than this.

 

And when somebody comments

on how good you look today

just smile and then say ‘Thankyou,

how nice of you to say.’

Ignore the sulks and snide remarks

for you’re worth more than this.

 

When he forgets your birthday

and turns up late each night,

remember what I’ve told you

and keep your morale bright.

For one day you will recognise

that you’re worth more than this.

 

And when he rants and raves at you

and points his shaking finger,

just turn your back and close your eyes,

don’t think to even linger.

But keep on walking out that door

for you’re worth more than this.

 

And when you fully accept

that what I say is true

your confidence will re-emerge

and show you what to do.

Bid him goodbye and walk away

for you’re worth more than this.

 

Don’t worry that he’ll be alone

suffering a broken heart

he’ll be out there with all his charm

to find another start.

Be grateful you’ve made your escape

for you’re worth more than this.