angrysampoetry

the foundations of oppression can't be plucked up without the anger of a multitude

Archive for the ‘Text’ Category

Juvenilia

with one comment

I play computer games each day
trying to beat my best score.
I read newspapers with large headlines
and few words because I am bored in the mornings:
They print photos of funny animals
or x-rays showing stomachs which have swallowed
unlikely objects. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by angrysampoetry

March 24, 2012 at 11:40 am

Posted in Poems, Text

Tagged with , , , ,

Coughing Up Sympathy

leave a comment »

On the commuter train
One damp winter’s dawn –
Quiet except for the tinny beats
Leaking out of headphones
And the rustle of turning freepaper adverts –
A man gets on with a racking cough
And coughs continually for three whole stops. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by angrysampoetry

February 27, 2012 at 10:51 am

Posted in Poems, Text

Tagged with , , , , ,

In Defence of My Position in Favour of a One-State Solution for Israel-Palestine

leave a comment »

I don’t believe in states
but I believe in organisation and place.
We share a space and must make it workable. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by angrysampoetry

February 25, 2012 at 9:19 am

Posted in Poems, Text

Tagged with , , , , ,

Discretion

leave a comment »

“Yes sir, well it seems you only have
one outward bound ticket for these two journeys.
May I see the appropriate section
of this second ticket please?” Read the rest of this entry »

Written by angrysampoetry

February 11, 2012 at 12:45 pm

To You

with 2 comments

“The apparent causes are nearly always trivial and to the superficial eye unjustified. The theory of a few hooligans is not only dangerous but without sense. I know of no instance where a few hooligans have  disrupted a major public function, unless they knew or sensed that public opinion was either on their side or at least netural.” (C.L.R. James, Beyond a Boundary, 1963 – discussing a different riot on a different continent in a different decade sparked by different catalysts)  Read the rest of this entry »

Written by angrysampoetry

January 13, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Posted in Poems, Text

Tagged with , , , ,

A Day in the Life of a Land Called Utopia

leave a comment »

At the Peckham Hotel on 14th December, people were asked to stick post-its to a ‘Utopia Wall’, imagining things they’d like to see and do in a day in a perfect world. It was my job to take the ideas and make them into a poem. Here it is. The ideas are not mine although I got to interpret them as I felt. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by angrysampoetry

December 15, 2011 at 11:48 am

Posted in Poems, Text

Tagged with , , , , ,

Once Upon a Time

with one comment

Once upon a time
Men thought it mad to deny the devil
Or believe we weren’t born bad, Read the rest of this entry »

Written by angrysampoetry

November 27, 2011 at 1:55 pm

Posted in Poems, Text

Tagged with , , , ,

The Thaw

leave a comment »

2010 came, and with it, an inch or snow of snow:
A nightfall flurry muffled the street sound
And glittered in the street light;
We came home, half-drunk
And splattered from the snow-fight.                           

Read the rest of this entry »

Written by angrysampoetry

November 12, 2011 at 1:09 pm

Posted in Poems, Text

Tagged with , , , , , ,

The Death of Capitalism

leave a comment »

One of the traditions of the Mexican Day of the Dead, I learnt recently while working as poet-in-residence at Hackney City Farm’s celebration of the event, is that people write poetry: either to bring back their loved ones from death or to send living people the other way! Writing bespoke poems was moving and at times quite fun: I sent off a nasty ex-boyfriend, an evil stepmother and a couple of world leaders. One person asked me for an elegy mourning the death of Capitalism. And here it is:             Read the rest of this entry »

Written by angrysampoetry

November 4, 2011 at 10:21 am

Finding Swindon

leave a comment »

From atop of a hill
A friend and I look out over a dark panorama of Wiltshire.
In the distance:
Swindon. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by angrysampoetry

October 29, 2011 at 7:31 am

Posted in Poems, Text

Tagged with , ,