Plant a tree

Watch it die

How can I explain

See a child

Watch it die

Can’t believe the pain

Oh sad world

Watch it die

Killed by greed and gain

Conquer hate

Watch it die

Love can change the game


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

He hollowed out the emptiness

And put it on one side

Subtracted all that made him less

The self was in divide

Impossible what has been done

And yet it’s clear to see

He seems to now be more than one

The prisoner so free

Unlocked the chains around his heart

Which bound the soul with hate

Removed the darkest heavy part

To reach euphoric state

His emptiness is inner space

A place to draw a breath

And at the end the human race

Is angel born in death

He (a younger man)

He didn’t know how could he ever see

His doubting self had clouded up his view

And who am I to tell someone like he

That everything he knows is slightly skew

Inside himself there is both love and pain

He chose the one that gave him no release

He wants to lose he fears there’s nought to gain

But that’s a way of thinking he should cease

So infinite the love we have inside

No need to ration we have lots to share

He thinks there is a source that can be dried

But I will try and show him how to care

He needs to love himself instead of hate

For all he is is there and there will wait


Eternal sunshine of your mind has petrified my heart

Mistook your heat for warmth but I am fifty in your shade

The kiln in which you fire the brick that builds the wall so high

Has dried my soul like leather and my edges have been frayed

Your optimism hits me like a hammer to the chest

I’m on my knees and praying the relentless can be stopped

Oblivious of who you are, you don’t know what you lack

You think that I have fallen but I feel like I’ve been dropped

The positivity you have is wielded like knife

And up against my chest incises cut so paper thin

You operate on me to change perception of my self

As if your brutal strength will force acceptance from within

Pragmatic in my nature, I’m a threat to be destroyed

Abhorrent of a vacuum yet your love would make me void


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


Wanting you not wanting me


Being had not having you

Was worse

Longing for the absence of

A touch

Finding what I wanted was

Too much

Dwelling in a place I don’t


Sleeping by your side it felt

So wrong

Waking far from you I was


Asking you to never take

Me home

Loving hating you is where

We are

Wallowing in sorrow how