What is?

What is a man when he’s black? Constantly accused and under attack With all his efforts he encounters setbacks Pushed into drugs and selling crack Communities broken and on a backtrack. What is a woman when she’s black? Gives her all, just to fallback Disrespect and abuse is our throwback Yet we give and giveContinue reading “What is?”

Semester One Update

Its the end of semester one of my PhD. It has been fun and sometimes stressful. From funding applications to contacting publishers for potential projects, it has been an amazing experience. Top Three things I’ve enjoyed this semester: Being considered an expert (although prematurely) in a specific subject area. With my thesis question being anContinue reading “Semester One Update”

Nature’s Call

One of the best things that has happened due to lockdown is that I am able to spend more time with nature. I have been able to discover places in my local area that are filled with lush greeneries and even some body of water. Living in London usually contains the hurry and bustle ofContinue reading “Nature’s Call”

Day Seven – Poetry Challenge

To commemorate the challenge accepted One of poetry and sentimentality Each line that follows will tell the tale Of poetry that spoke of pandemics world wide Of poetry that voiced those forced into silence Of poetry that described memory captured in a frame Of poetry that defined identity by name Of poetry that lamented theContinue reading “Day Seven – Poetry Challenge”

Unfinished…

After 5 days of poem writing, day six found me with little inspiration or enthusiasm. So I did what any reasonable person would have done, which was google poetry prompts. Not quite liking any of them, I decided to open my collector’s edition of Sense and Sensibility and picked words that resulted in my unfinishedContinue reading “Unfinished…”