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Society’s Child

(submitted to the SMHAF(Ayrshire) poetry competition 2019)

I’ve seen you,

 behind the smiling emojis,

 and cute cat Gifs.

It makes no difference whether you’re dressed by Prada or Primark.

Behind the veil of technology’s screen,

I hear you scream.

Your DNA, ingrained in the mean streets,

 Scars, a birthright.

A witness to the times.

Violence, pain, abuse, and shame.

Secrets and lies, false alibis.

Cultural vendettas, and social taboo’s,

Life in the spotlight, that you didn’t choose.

It has absolutely no relevance, your colors or creed.

We all share the agony of the social disease.

The climate is in crisis, there are wars everywhere

It’s a global pandemic of depression and despair.

We all share the burden of society’s ills.

We all share the blame for society’s child.


I have a keen interest in The Arts as therapy, and as a fundamental tool for understanding, and managing mental health. I love nature, reading, writing, poetry, photography, movies, painting, dance and yoga. And have a keen interest in social issues & humanities.

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