angrysampoetry

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

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Mind-Sirens and Sand-Lines

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There’s mad talented writers round here
who’ll never be great.
Had their minds twisted by the sirens of the state,
a swirling battle cry that gets a man into a fighting state. Read the rest of this entry »

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September 28, 2012 at 3:49 pm

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The Road

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“Improvement makes straight road; but the crooked
roads without Improvement are roads of Genius”
-William Blake,
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell,1793

There once was a path that led from A to B.
It was a green path, muddy in the winter but passable,
overhung by heavily swaying branches in the summer
that shimmered and murmured with the sunlight. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 1, 2012 at 11:25 am

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Tooth Extraction

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Numb up to the eyeballs
You pull at my tooth’s root. Read the rest of this entry »

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June 17, 2012 at 10:11 am

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Tension, Hackney Downs, Easter 2012

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For days it hasn’t rained.
The newspapers celebrate exaggeratedly,
Pictures of Blackpool, Brighton, Bournemouth,
Hotter than Barcelona, Lima or Roma. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 12, 2012 at 8:38 am

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Angry Sam and Kate Tempest at Dangerous Idea

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sets from both me and Kate – 43 mins long, not ideal I know for watching in one go. Watch one poem a day for 10 days? It was a great event though and good to have a record. Courtesy of the lovely Counterfire

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May 3, 2012 at 8:22 am

Juvenilia

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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 »

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March 24, 2012 at 11:40 am

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Coughing Up Sympathy

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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 »

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February 27, 2012 at 10:51 am

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

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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 »

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February 25, 2012 at 9:19 am

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Discretion

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“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 »

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February 11, 2012 at 12:45 pm

The Thaw, Huffington Post

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Click the link below to watch a performance of the poem  recorded for the Huffington Post, Christmas slam poetry series 2011

The Thaw

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December 15, 2011 at 4:58 pm