Austerity stories, books, poems, and more

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The Booksie Classic House

I wrote this poem in thought of Evferree, who introduced me to this style of poetry, called diamante, or diamond poetry! I hope you all like this piece! Read More

Poem / True Confessions

November 28, 2013

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The Booksie Classic House

The blade made its impact Like money arguments Through paper thin bedroom walls A wail dimly echoed And climbed the stairs at a crawl How to penetrate without cutting How to caress without tears of blood Is a mystery like creation Poverty rips inside and out I cling to separation Read More

Poem / True Confessions

November 28, 2013

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The Booksie Classic House

Life is hard for many now, in a similar way to how it was during the Great Depression. Read More

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The Booksie Classic House

She said “I’ll chuck myself in the dock” If these cuts were implemented “Over our dead bodies” Yelled others in attendance But please don’t go yet Don’t flirt with death over their debt Don’t do their dirty work for them If you have to go, cost a bullet and regret Read More

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The Booksie Classic House

About hope, about dealing with the hard times now Read More

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The Booksie Classic House

speaking for those that have lost everything because of austerity Read More
Juggernaut’s cousin Lakshmi was always fasting; she fasts on most Hindu auspicious days and every Saturday; she drinks water and buttermilk whenever she feels hungry during the fast. She was only 16 years old when she started fasting, not for health reasons but to prove control or compliance, again and… Read More

Poem / Poetry

December 19, 2010

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The Booksie Classic House

Austerity measures. Politics in Britain today and a warning from history. Read More
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