The breath of hope that hurt me

For I didn’t raise a shield

Your love was a machete

That you know just how to wield

And now I’m truly broken

Where before I hid the pain

My heart was left so open

For the surgeon’s knife again

My oxygen depleted

Final cut and all went black

Aspiration was defeated

For you breathe the air I lack


Homo Phobia

I twist and turn but cannot fit

No space in tiny mind

So flexible yet won’t admit

A place not mine to find

And so I sprawl and own it all

Create the man I am

A king who lives beyond the wall

The flood without a dam

I’m uncontained and unrestrained

No cramping of my style

Phenomenon quite unexplained

You cannot cloud my smile

I twist and turn contortion was

Creator of the new

But out of all proportion was

The hate I felt from you

Somewhat Queer

Happy when you’re here

Good to have a friend

Feeling somewhat queer

Which will never mend

Drink or maybe two

Propping up the bar

Fun I have with you

Near and yet so far

You cannot be mine

Love but not like that

Now is never time

Leaves my ego flat

Straight the narrow path

Free of any kink

Not my other half

Hearts are not in sync

Love and War

So long apart forgotten the delight

The war of words has crumbled in my sheets

The running battle by a kiss was stilled

Exhausted head upon the breast that beats

His eyes they didn’t shine so bright before

But in my bed he lit the way back home

And in his tangle found myself released

His arms that feel as they’re mine to own

We lose an hour then an hour more

And in the loss of time we find a start

For he is on my bed and on my mind

My name I will tattoo upon his heart

The war is over let the love begin

I fought and lost and yet somehow I win

Being: Human

So take a little look at me

I wonder what your eyes will see

Perhaps my disability

Or all the things I cannot be

More than a sexuality

I’m deep in my complexity

With spectrum seen disorderly

So when you try to label me

Make sure it’s three dimensionally

In being human I can be

A mass of possibility

A friend to you potentially

So open up your eyes and see

There’s good in all humanity


Everyday is different

Everyday the same

Everyday my difference

Others seek to blame

One day I may falter

One day standing tall

One day this will alter

Barriers can fall

Everyone is special

Everyone unique

Everyone has questions

Answers that we seek

We can make a difference

We are much the same

We ensure that different

Isn’t cause for shame


Discrimination touches each

And every human face

But I believe the world should be

A just and fairer place

With open hearts and open minds

That see the good in each

Religious folk who practice all

The loving that they preach

Equality for everyone

For women and for men

The black and white the gay and straight

So can we start again?

Eliminate this prejudice

That stops us being free

If everyone were equal think

How great this world could be