Have you ever felt the melodious bird song lifting up your tired wings?
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Have you ever felt the power of sunbeams healing every aching limb?
Have you ever felt the celestial hymn easing the chaos in your mind?
Have you ever felt the strength of hope replacing despair with a smile?
All that art and culture’s not for the likes of us,
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We’re listening to rap not Puccini on the Clapham omnibus.
Lacking the kudos of a private education,
We’re all posting on Facebook at the railway station.
The Batley Poets have held two events
this year to mark Interfaith Week 2019.
The two-hour events, in Batley and
Huddersfield, were held to bring together a diverse group of individuals and
poets to share in the universality of poetry that binds them all.
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The Batley Poets society
Caused a sense of anxiety
When they said ‘It is time
For poems with no rhyme,
In the interests of aural variety.’
I live in anger, in hatred, I was born into
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shouting, vile insults and outbursts,
and when I step out into the world
the world spits back just as worse.
The grass is only greener on the planet
where confusion, ammunition, panic,
murder, explosions, execution,
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Let it drive your actions and deeds
Do not fade gently into old age
From left to right
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The walls speak,
Speak with anger
The voices who have
No pen nor paper
But walls, tunnels, and trains
The Bench Poets have had a
successful first season promoting ‘Happy to Natter’ benches across Kirklees.
Benches are used every day by
thousands of people to have lunch, read, or just pass the time. Often, people
sit in silence or by themselves, but a bench is more than just a place to sit.
It is a powerful tool to bring people together, even if it is just for a
moment. This is the principle behind the ‘Happy to Natter’ benches initiative
from Kirklees Community Plus.
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