Monthly Archives: November 2017

rabbits — Kittens

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rabbits — Kittens

No sooner has the day begun

(No sooner, has the day begun…)

Before we firmly fix the end in sight,

For to be awake inside this world

Is to be on team wrong or right.

For darkness knocks loud and strong

(Many heed its call…)

Goodness. Goodness is but a whisper,

Free will the gift we cannot bear

(Truth the weight that breaks the back…)

For it causes the heart, the soul to blister.

For want and waste binds us all

(Lust for power draws us to its web)

As does the sun and sky,

And fear and pain and recklessness

Becomes the by and by.

Questions go unanswered

(Questions go unasked…)

Explanations remain ungiven,

Practice goes unchecked

Transparency further from life driven.

Thus all we do is rush with force

 (rabbits — Kittens blind and deaf)

From the days start until its end,

Back turned in grave obedience

To the life we never once saw as friend.

 

Written by Tracey Odessa Kane 25th March 2016 ©.

Taken from the book ‘Left Handed Poetry from a Right Handed Poet 2’.

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Rejection

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Rejection

Rejection

“I entertained rejection once… once was enough. It was a strange creature, from an even stranger realm. Rejection, cowardly, stunted, tasted bitter, like sour fruit from the kind of tree that no one should eat off. And yet…there was a queue? No, I didn’t get it either, but it’s true, there was a queue, indeed it was quite a long queue too. Imagine that. You see that’s the not so hidden, but readily ignored truth about rejection, we choose it, it doesn’t choose us, it has no power over us…other than what we give it. We choose it. We give it power. I know right?! Trust me I entertained rejection once, don’t even go there, get out of that queue and you there…yes You, spit that out…”

 

Extract taken from the collection ‘Works in Progress’

Written by Tracey Odessa Kane 16th September 2017 ©. 

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(Dear Roy, I think you’ve had more enough credit now, for all the quotes and lines that you lift directly from my blogs, my work and my poetry books. Give it a rest now and do some inspired thinking for yourself! #Copyright).

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Monsters

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Monsters

“It takes all of us to create a world, to craft it, shape it, define it, bend it and break it. All of us to raise a child, or create…a monster. Monsters, those who endanger, steal our peace of mind, threaten our security and mess with our things! Those whom even our most precious commodities, our beloved gold and silver could not buy, nor be used to prevent them from doing their absolute worst. They all grew up on our watch, in our world, in our time, whilst we were on duty…did they not? They were the children who lived next door, the ones we stepped over in the street, the ones we liked to pin labels to, the ones we didn’t understand because…well they weren’t like…our children, were they not? It takes all of us to create a world, the world, this world, our world. All of us to raise a child, or create…a monster…”

 

Extract taken from the collection ‘Works in Progress’

Written by Tracey Odessa Kane 3rd September 2017 ©.

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(Dear Roy, I think you’ve had more enough credit now, for all the quotes and lines that you lift directly from my blogs, my work and my poetry books. Give it a rest now and do some inspired thinking for yourself! #Copyright).

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My Dearest Child…

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My Dearest Child

My Dearest Child…

 

My Dearest Child,

I’m writing with the hope that one day you will understand

That the life you see all around you, is not as I wished or as I planned —

I find it so hard to quantify, all that has happened on my watch,

Things I was far too busy to attend to, whilst moving my career up a notch.

The wars that were nothing to me but a video game, because they were on TV,

The violence that I tolerated, because it was towards someone else’s family.

All the animals that have become extinct, I cared not for their plight,

I never thought once about preservation, about doing what was right.

I knew of the little children who were starving to death, each and every day,

Little children with no clean water, who had lost the will to play.

I understood that they had no book, no education, I knew they were often

bought and sold,

I knew that some of them were soldiers, without a hope of ever growing old —

I knew about global warming, the poisons we’d pumped into the seas, the atmosphere,

I knew all about the dangers of trident, I planned to recycle more next year…

I watched as capitalism killed decency, I stood by as racists threw their hatred about,

I kept my head down in the face of oppression, I turned away from those who cried out.

I saw the way that women and girls were treated, the sheer lack of equality,

I saw all the vulgarity the filth that they had to deal with, but in the end it didn’t bother me.

I saw the welfare state become the must hit target, as the vulnerable were further ostracised,

I watched as people queued for miles at foodbanks, but even to this I was desensitised.

I watched as young men were driven to suicide, a way out of this life being their only goal,

I saw how they struggled to find their place, how mentally chains wrapped around, crushed their spirit, mind and their soul.

I watched as all the libraries were closed, as the NHS died a violent death,

I saw human rights go up in flames, and yet I did not feel bereft —

I watched as once banned drugs became quite legal, I watched as abortion

replaced the need for the pill,

I saw what the church has done to God, how it’s now God who foots that bill.

I didn’t do the things that I could have done, let alone the things I should have done,

I didn’t care about pollution, I never once looked for a solution,

It was all about me, me, me —

I didn’t think about your children, nor about the kind of world that they would be born into,

It seems I didn’t think at all about, what I would be leaving behind for you.

And now the penny is finally dropping, the revelations plain to see,

All the things I didn’t care about, to you child become this parent’s heartless

legacy.

 

Written by Tracey Odessa Kane 1st November 2016 ©.

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Taken from the book ‘Valleys Deep ‘n’ Mountains High’ written by Tracey Odessa Kane ©.

‘Valleys Deep ‘n’ Mountains High’ is available to purchase 30th November 2017.

See Rowanvale Books or my Author website; todessakane.org  for more details.

Copyright © “All Rights Reserved” Please see copyright page for more details.

(Dear Roy, I think you’ve had more enough credit now, for all the quotes and lines that you lift directly from my blogs, my work and my poetry books. Give it a rest now and do some inspired thinking for yourself! #Copyright).

If you would like to know more about my books, or if you would like to book a talk or a poetry reading, or to discuss any of my work further then please feel free to visit my Author website:  todessakane.org  or email me at tokane13books@gmail.com I would sincerely love to hear from you.

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Her Face

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Her Face

Hers is the face that you’ll

never forget, that you always

forget —

That you always block

out…

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Written by Tracey Odessa Kane 21st March 2017 ©.

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Taken from the book ‘Valleys Deep ‘n’ Mountains High’ written by Tracey Odessa Kane ©.

‘Valleys Deep ‘n’ Mountains High’ is available to purchase 30th November 2017.

See Rowanvale Books or my Author website; todessakane.org  for more details.

Copyright © “All Rights Reserved” Please see copyright page for more details.

(Dear Roy, I think you’ve had more enough credit now, for all the quotes and lines that you lift directly from my blogs, my work and my poetry books. Give it a rest now and do some inspired thinking for yourself! #Copyright).

If you would like to know more about my books, or if you would like to book a talk or a poetry reading, or to discuss any of my work further then please feel free to visit my Author website:  todessakane.org  or email me at tokane13books@gmail.com I would sincerely love to hear from you.

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SAFE

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SAFE

 

In this life, within this skin

upon these streets, are we safe?

Are we seen, can we be heard?

Listen to what I am asking, please —

Are we seen? Can we be heard?

One word — perhaps

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Written by Tracey Odessa Kane 14th January 2017 ©.

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Taken from the book ‘Valleys Deep ‘n’ Mountains High’ written by Tracey Odessa Kane ©.

‘Valleys Deep ‘n’ Mountains High’ is available to purchase 30th November 2017.

See Rowanvale Books or my Author website; todessakane.org  for more details.

Copyright © “All Rights Reserved” Please see copyright page for more details.

(Dear Roy, I think you’ve had more enough credit now, for all the quotes and lines that you lift directly from my blogs, my work and my poetry books. Give it a rest now and do some inspired thinking for yourself! #Copyright).

If you would like to know more about my books, or if you would like to book a talk or a poetry reading, or to discuss any of my work further then please feel free to visit my Author website:  todessakane.org  or email me at tokane13books@gmail.com I would sincerely love to hear from you.

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Public Utterance

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Public Utterance

 

I like to write down the things that

you don’t say, because

you won’t say them and

they need to be said. You’d

agree with me, if only you

could be, would be, quiet. Silent…

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Written by Tracey Odessa Kane 12th April 2017 ©.  

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Taken from the book ‘Valleys Deep ‘n’ Mountains High’ written by Tracey Odessa Kane ©.

‘Valleys Deep ‘n’ Mountains High’ is available to purchase 30th November 2017.

See Rowanvale Books or my Author website; todessakane.org  for more details.

Copyright © “All Rights Reserved” Please see copyright page for more details.

(Dear Roy, I think you’ve had more enough credit now, for all the quotes and lines that you lift directly from my blogs, my work and my poetry books. Give it a rest now and do some inspired thinking for yourself! #Copyright).

If you would like to know more about my books, or if you would like to book a talk or a poetry reading, or to discuss any of my work further then please feel free to visit my Author website:  todessakane.org  or email me at tokane13books@gmail.com I would sincerely love to hear from you.

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