Tag: poverty

Blog. Short Stories. Poems. Recommended Reads. All that good stuff.

When Pay Shuns the way (Short Story)

  She had been in and out of the wards more than most of the staff there, more a part of the block than the hospital bed she lay in. Her medical condition meant hospital had become her home, more so than the property she supposedly lived in. Fatigue was now conquering her fighting spirit,…
Read more

Reality Check (Spoken Word Video)

Very Short Piece – the parable of being pawns in a chessboard.

Until it happens to you (Short Story)

For 33 years, I’d lived a good life. I was part of a loving family as I was growing up. I was a keen traveller from a young age and afforded opportunities to go to various countries around the globe. I had a stable, awe-worthy job as a financial manager, where the company treated us…
Read more

He seeks refuge (Short Story)

He held a nationality to once be proud of, yet now he had to cower from neighbours that turned to strangers. He didn’t know, if he could bare to bear witness to another bullet that ransacked shacks of the guiltless. To feel a blunt knife poke at his heart like the sharp one that took…
Read more

Killer of conscience (Poem)

I don’t want success if its terms and conditions chucks its cesspool at others as conditions of these terms   I don’t want this money If it bloodies my hands by banks that use it to exploit what these hands had earned   I don’t want a big house If that empty space just adds…
Read more

Ignorance so bliss (Poem)

This poem sets the scene of an individual, in a room where massacres are taking place, sitting mute in a chair with eyes closed and music playing in headphones wedged in ears – the idea of being deaf, dumb and blind to the world around me, as an extended metaphor of the effects of ignorance. …
Read more