Give me hope

We are born into hope A wide open world waiting for us, anticipating our arrival ‘Dream big little one,’ we hear And so we do, because everything is possible when nothing is impossible  We discover the world without fear of failure, without fear of wrong turns, without fear at all We hope, and then we […]

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Got no sleep

I’ve got no sleep Not today, not yesterday, not even tomorrow It dodges, it weaves, and I can’t get a hold on it for long That’s my problem with sleep, it doesn’t like to be held A grip on sleep is tryin’ too hard, wishin’ too long I’ve got no sleep

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my one and only

Would you do it all for one? One by one, not two, just one. Would you do it for him, or her, what about for him over there? There he is standing inside a bus stop shelter with bloodshot eyes, drunk at 1pm and jeering at women. Or her, or them, or her, or that […]

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boy

There’s the boy who looks like the father that he always works beside. He refills the £1 fruit baskets and rearranges the vegetables in ordered rows of colours. Tomatoes are red, onions are caramel, cabbage is green. His father handles the dealings, handles the money, handles the conversation, handles the boy. And the boy works silently […]

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