It gives me great pleasure to introduce Poet, Paul Brookes, to Patricia’s Pen.
In school something in me wrote of Morko Ryanne
Space Captain whose ship spirals
into a black hole of my parents arguments
as if it knew something was not right.
In school something in me wrote
of peeling white paint on worm ridden window sills
of my parents screams as I sat on the stairs
as if it knew something was not right
The hand that propelled the pen.
If a poem is meant to be a short, encapsulation of an experience then “prelude” neatly sums up why I began to write. Also, the genres through which I began to explore writing, sci-fi and gritty realism. Then from a quiet village school I moved to a comprehensive in Barnsley. A culture shock. I stand against bullying because I was bullied…
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