Children of Tomorrow

Future echoes,

a distant song

that beckons

for youth

to prove

it belongs.

 

Out of time,

the wandering sign,

a star that crashes

to Earth,

in the wake

of the dead gods

that we remake;

and awaken

with the miracle

of mirth.

 

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The Awkward People

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Suz Winspear, known throughout Worcestershire and beyond for being a Worcestershire Poet Laureate and Worcester’s Gothic Queen, is launching her new collection!

The Awkward People, published by Black Pear Press (and available to buy here: https://blackpear.net/authors-and-books/worcestershire-litfest-fringe/suz-winspear/) is a true testament to Suz’s outstanding ability to capture the imagination and share uncanny observation.

The Awkward People book launch will be held at Drummonds (The Swan With Two Nicks) in Worcester on Sunday 14th January.  Come along to celebrate Suz’s well deserved success, and enjoy some wonderful performances from some of Worcestershire’s finest.  Doors open at 3.30PM for a Four O’clock start.  There is a bar, and I heard it will be hosted by that handsome bald fellow you all love.

Disposed

I always thought I would begin

with your last breath,

never wishing for your death,

I am not so malicious.

The pernicious picture I painted of you,

no doubt, the consequence

of resentment, the detrimental,

experimental thought process

that delivered me to your door,

with black bags full of torn clothes,

disposed, we were there,

first abandoned, then thrown away,

but hey! Here we go again.

And the pain was misunderstood,

We had not been good,

We had not been good.

Today, I begin, not with your last breath,

But with mine, metaphysical, of course.

We lost every battle,

Oh! But we won all the wars!