Sunday Sessions 25…

Today has been a tough day. Really tough.

This song always gives me Hope for a better tomorrow…

International Women’s Day 2010

“A woman who is convinced that she deserves to accept only the best challenges herself to give the best. Then she is living phenomenally” Maya Angelou

Today is International Women’s Day. A day to celebrate the social, political and economical achievements of women around the world; past, present and future.

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world” Anne Frank

Let’s remember those who sacrificed their lives and fought so hard for the freedom and rights that we now have and often take for granted in the UK.

“It is our duty to make this world a better place for women” Dame Christabel Pankhurst

Let’s not forget the women all over the world who are still fighting for gender equality, for freedom, for justice and for a better world. May they stay strong and fight on.

“We want to empower our people; we want to strengthen them; we want to provide them with the kind of qualifications that will enable them to build up their own country themselves” Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

Let’s take time to let the women in our lives know that we love, value and appreciate them.

“How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!” Maya Angelou

Here’s to wonderful women all over the world, in all their roles and all their beauty.

Follow the International Women’s Day commentary on Twitter with the hashtag #IWD

Sunday Sessions 23…

This week I sought closure. Closure from the man I thought I’d be with forever…

…Again. And I’m still left seeking.

But you’re supposed to want something before seeking it right? Maybe that’s the problem…

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick” – The Bible

Wear Sunscreen…

I wish…

He picked me up, held me close and gently rocked me. I felt Free.

Hope Dies Hard…

I’m ready to share this now. As it’s over. But it’s still so beautiful. Love. My favourite piece I’ve ever written. To date.

Hope

I guess there are some people you’ll never quit missing x

Are We a Lost Generation?

“There is Hope.

It is us.”

This is love.

When she is with him she forgets the world

He is her world, all that matters, all she sees

She loses her powers, her strength, her poise

Her walls come crashing down around her

She is powerless, vulnerable, weakened by love.

Her defences melted by his infrequent gaze

Every second with him, every tick of the clock

Beautiful, priceless, eye- captured, eternal

Words are not needed, as she savours his essence

He questions her silence, she soaks in their peace

She’s flown for ten hours, to return to his side

Now inches between them, but still there’s an ocean

More real than the Atlantic, more valid than any sea

Somewhere between realism and imagination

they stay static, freezing time, counting hours

Stuck in a moment they don’t want to leave

Knowing their reality isn’t that of the worlds

Knowing the real world is less real and less true

She can’t and won’t fight the effects of his presence

She embraces them, but laments that him she cannot

His touch is paralysing, full of passion unfulfilled

Of Hope, of Faith, of Lust, of Love

He empowers her to be all she can be

To shoot for the stars and live out her dreams

She’s shot through the heart, and he is her star,

The greatest of all and the light of her life,

Pushing her forward, guiding her home

Where she Hopes he will meet her,

Though timescale unknown

My heart and I

I tried again today
To reason with her
Make her see sense
But she wouldn’t listen

As usual she ignored me
So headstrong
So stubborn
So on my sleeve (so me)

I explained again
Our situation
But no she said
No negotiations

I told her to let go
To break free, give up
But she won’t have it
She beats with hope

She’s holding on
She’s sticking tight
She’s still in love
With all her might

Why won’t she listen
It’s been over a year
Since she felt his warmth
Since he was here

But still she loves
Still she longs
Still she hopes
Believes he will return

He loves another
now I cry
She doesn’t care
And so I cry

He let us go
Just do the same
No she says
Not today

How about tomorrow?
maybe next week
No she states
Release is for the weak.

He made a fool of us
And now you’re making a fool of me
I don’t care she says
We’re meant to be

What about logic?
Sense and reason?
He left us and has moved on
Why don’t you stop believing?!

“They are not my languages
I speak faith hope and LOVE
Time is not over
so I will remain ALOVE”

Confused heart by ~D-r-i-f-t on deviantART

Croydon Week of Peace

Croydon Safer Partnership asked me to give a speech at the Croydon Week of Peace Launch event at the Town Hall.

It was a real honour to speak from the same podium as Reverend Nims Obunge, the Founder of the Peace Alliance.

I spoke about how my personal experiences have inspired me to set up 4WD and start working with young people to create pro-active solutions to social problems such as youth under-achievement, hostility and violence.

Check out the BBC’s article on the event and my interview HERE.