Poetry and poverty 3:’Fear’

During 2016, through our Poverty Media programme , many people got the chance to work with professional authors to write about their own experiences of poverty and exclusion. Some of this work was performed as Powerlines at the Manchester Literature Festival; poems were also written at a residential event in Windermere during the summer. We’ll be sharing all the poems here over the next few weeks. Today: ‘Fear’.

Fear

Leads to apathy

Leads to desperation

Leads to resignation

Leads to indignation

Leads to survival instincts

Leads to determination

Leads to resilience

Leads to resolution

Leads to recovery

Leads to hope

Leads to pride!


Tony Walsh | Longfella | www.longfella.co.uk | tony@longfella.co.uk | @LongfellaPoet

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