21, March 2010 Leave a comment
Today has been a tough day. Really tough.
This song always gives me Hope for a better tomorrow…
…ideas, reflections, hopes & plans…
8, March 2010 Leave a comment
“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.
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7, March 2010 Leave a comment
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
22, November 2008 Leave a comment
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
30, June 2008 Leave a comment
I tried again today
To reason with her
Make her see sense
But she wouldn’t listen
As usual she ignored me
So on my sleeve (so me)
I explained again
But no she said
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
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”
12, September 2007 Leave a comment
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.