You Reap What You Sow

Written by Rebecca Kenny “You reap what you sow.”Isn’t that what they say?Isn’t that what you tell them as they’re working away, In the blistering heatIn the pouring of rain,“You reap what you sow” Whilst collecting their grain. “You reap what you sow.”Mother Nature is bareMother Nature is tortured, bones ground and flesh pare. The […]

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Written by Shraddhaben Harsh Vyas Respect the nature as it is our pride! Trees, flowers, land, and skyJungle, sea, river, and mountains! Never takes, always bestows. Teach us to spread the love amongTeach us to be kind and good.Don’t let it harm, don’t let it harass!Respect the nature as it is our life.Respect the farmers […]

Mirage of Eden

Written by Marisa Mustafa Winner of the 2021 Middlesex University and Fairtrade Spoken Word Competition

#METOO

Poison me to find your antidote,Poison me to find the parts of yourself That you broke inside of meWhen you taught me to heal by hurting.Silk words slung by an executioner,A throat roped with pearls, Glistening like wet pimple,Sharper than the blade that cut it,Sharper than the men who slit my lips. Into a Barbie […]

Porcelain Face

For I shall never smile again to any soul.As my beating flesh has transfigured to darkest coal. Yet I lay pearl whites more gleaming than a pantheon pillar.But what lies underneath is the subtle smirk of a serial killer. I ascend high with the aesthetic of a monarch butterfly.For what else am I ultimately but […]

Witches End

The fishnet lead of the old attic window ensnared the scrub and pines of the forest beyond the front garden, lumpen with snow. But winter’s twilit chill didn’t reach Sam. In fact, winter never reached beyond the bushes, it seemed.  The gardenias were in bloom. Ten bushes that should be dead in this climate, glowed […]