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 […]


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

Masha Allah is not a cat call*

**TRIGGER WARNING**Mentions of sexual assault, abuse and FGM in this spoken word.  Masha Allah is not a cat call, I don’t take it as a compliment As you whistle at me as I walk by you in the street, do you not feel any embarrassment?Because I do,My skin gets hot and frustration begins to reside inside […]

Dear Mama

Upside down, you await my arrival 9 months deep after a fought out battle Yet here I am… Longing to be in the presence of your arms Longing to be surrounded by those waiting at the entrance Not long till you crown me King as I enter The bright red clothing stripped away as you […]

The Day Women Take Over

The day women take over No longer do you have to look over your shoulder Drunk in love, why must I stay sober Phenomenal woman was the word Angelou spoke Not the woman used, abused and nothing more than a few strokes. Stroking away her luscious black hair wiping away her luscious black tears She […]

Moses’ Song

Inspired by Sam Selvon’s The Lonely Londoners I’m still grinding on the same roads, tryna dodge the snakes in them plain clothes, I was tryna find my way home, but got lost up on the way bro, This my letter to the colonisers, they took away tradition now we feeling priceless, thinking to myself is […]

I’ve grown from the past

I’ve grown from the past So every time I look into the glass I see myself, funny how when I need Help I’ve got none but myself. Love my girl to the point where I’d risk my health But it’s ok – I never stood a chance Dance with the devil and I never should’ve […]


I didn’t care. Influenced by others who didn’t share, begged and showed attention to others who were never there.   But now I’m here, asking for my thousandth chance. My face lights up as soon as I get a glance of my baby – I mean my lady – because you’ve matured into one.   […]