The Beach

by Maariyah Patel

The soft sand travels in between my toes,
I hear the calling of the water,
Thirsty for my being, Continue reading “The Beach”

Secretary for the Soul

by Amel Bashford

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A new child is born.
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A life is ended. Continue reading “Secretary for the Soul”

Chocolate Desire

by Tahera Mayat

I have a strong desire for chocolate

A passion that just won’t go away

I love the melting sensation in my mouth

The passion grows stronger each day

Continue reading “Chocolate Desire”

I Love Our Little Family

by Sophie Patel

I love our little family
the way you all make me laugh
make me smile
sometimes even make me cry

Continue reading “I Love Our Little Family”

The Cherished Town Library

by Mohamed Saloo

Across the square of towns old-gold

A stroll up steps to Carnegie’s soul

A caressing hand on door-frame-wood

Graced by an awe as truly one should

Continue reading “The Cherished Town Library”

Washday Blues

by Judith Greenwood

My washing machine broke down. It wouldn’t spin.

It just went round with all my washing in.

It jumped about the floor on rubber feet,

My laminated floor, all new, all neat.

Continue reading “Washday Blues”

My Family

by Umaymah Patel

My family is happy
Sometimes funny
We all are fun
When we eat buns Continue reading “My Family”

Website Launch Event

Do you recognise any of the people below? I do. They’re all Batley Poets.

All the images below are from our website launch poetry event on Saturday 1 April. Click on any one to see more Continue reading “Website Launch Event”