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May 2014


Ousedale School Poetry Slam


Heart & Music concert, Church Rooms, Stevington.


St Gregory’s School Poetry Slam

June 2014


Heart & Music concert, St Mary’s  Church, Bletchley


Mary Magdalene School, Greenleys.


Part of the Albert French event at the MK Rose, Campbell Park.


Red Cross Refugee Week event, Milton Keynes.


Flag Raising Ceremony for Armed Forces Day at CMK Civic Offices


Poetry at Midsummer Madrigals, Woburn Library


Acting performance with Voices Theatre Company

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True Fiction

From today, you’ll notice Crime has gone missing
Vanished without a trace since yesterday.
Crime is now located in
the West Wing
As always, find Politics,
and you’re not far away

Adventure is just around
the corner
Though it can’t be seen
from current affairs
Philosophy you will have
to think about
It is close to Sex which
you’ll find upstairs

Yes, we’ve taken liberties with classification
You’ll pick it up, though at
first it seems like a mess
And since we moved
Religion next to Hygiene 
Cleanliness really is
next to godliness

If you’re looking for a murder, ask Jane on reception
Enquire nicely to avoid workplace friction
And due to overwhelming public demand
Political manifestos have now been moved to fiction

Crimes against humanity remain by management
And it seemed sensible to put Mediation by their side
Finally, if you can’t find Romance, see Jim
in the stockroom
Who tells me he’ll be only
too happy to oblige.


This poem was inspired by a notice in the staff room of Milton Keynes Central Library after a reorganisation
- true Story


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