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|Member Since:||Jan 16, 2013|
The idea for The Jewish Nun came about when I witnessed the huge hypocrisy of the religious majority on a writing site i was part of. I write about 'Freakstory' in the first chapter of my book. It seemed the only way to go, to attempt to connect with the masses and to express my dismay at their piousness.
My book is mostly in rhyme ... now before you start yawning at the idea of poetry, a most unpopular genre, please at least spare me a few minutes of your time.
I am not claiming to be the next Pam Ayres, who managed the almost impossible task, by attracting the everday joe. However, in making my poetry comprehensible, humourous, (sometimes dark) and/or autobiographical, I hope to appeal to others who would, understandably, have little interest in poetry. Much written is so abstract, unless one has a major in English or a pretention to appear more refined than they actually are (i call these the upper-arses) no-one has a clue of the meaning behind the writing, except perhaps the poet themself (and even this is doubtful).
I do tend to push the boundaries regarding sex, abortion, divorce and social class. This is necessary, both to entertain and to arouse emotion.
I was the third of four children, born to middle-class Jewish 'parents.' I had a loving, yet turbullent relationship with my quirky father, who sadly died during my second pregnancy, prematurely at the age of 57. I had a turbullent relationship with my 'mother,' full-stop.
My mother left the family home when I was 12, taking me and my younger sister, to live with her and her lover. My older brother and sister, respectively, 17 and 18 (mid O'levels and A'levels) were left with my father, who within weeks, had lost his job, his self-respect and suffered a complete melt-down.
Within a few months of living with a disinterested mother and a violent soon to be step-father, I was placed in a children's home.
I am now 52, living under the same roof as the man I have been married to for nearly 33 years, awaiting a divorce. I am still being screwed!