Scribbles from me to you

poetry & prose


Whilst never technically freed, Sally was permitted to leave Monticello after Jefferson's death, to live with her sons in Charlottesville, probably by Jefferson's daughter Martha Jefferson Randolph. Jefferson kept each of the six children as slaves until they came of age, at which point he freed them one by one.


My Valentine Constanza

When I first saw you, I did shake My unwary heart was ensnared By all the interests that we shared Just seeing you when I awake My loving heart rings with warm song Here and now is where I belong... Continue Reading →

The Cost of Living

With the DWP back in the spotlight for their utter disregard and “blatant discrimination” of the needs of vulnerable members of society, I wanted to share this again

Scribbles from me to you

Who said you’re dying, don’t be so daft!
We know you still can do some hard graft
Can’t you sit still an hour and lift an empty box?
Then up off your ass and pull up your socks
We don’t want shirkers and lazy sods
Here’s your application form for a hundred jobs!

Dear Mr Bereaved, we are sorry to hear
That your missus passed away but let us be clear
Her death was inevitable, sure we all must go
She could have appealed. No one was to know.
She answered all 20 questions, the reasoning was clear
So its God’s fault, not ours, that she isn’t here.

Some of the questions likely to have been asked by Atos:

Do you read the paper?
Do you live alone or with someone?
Do you have children?
Do you watch TV?
How did you get here today?
Do you do your own…

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The Death of Self Esteem

I'm really not interested! Said his mother to the child And a light was dimmed Behind hurting eyes Rather silence and hiding away A lifetime of secrets kept away An end to childish play No more running to show Or... Continue Reading →

Sliabh Truim

How many times my feet have walked Upon your hills and heather How many times my heart has sung To your glory in all weather Your grassy slopes and heathered top That in the summer purples Where curlews sing and... Continue Reading →


Today, I am shaky Anxiety spiking Everyone else looks happy Not I, I am shaky Head's all over the place Body rebelling Nausea, aches and pains Telling me to stop, go, stay, Slow down, speed up Leave, Hide, run away... Continue Reading →


Anticipation Anti-cipation? Aunty sigh patient Lol

It’s All In A Day’s Work

You spout lie after lie she said But the only lie here is hers You can check my email I call To her back as the door closes Of course she doesn't come back She'll check them tomorrow As she... Continue Reading →

Memories (a palindrome)

Memories Remembering I sit, wondering Reflecting, reliving Days gone by Forever past, not lost Bygone days Reliving, reflecting Wondering, I sit Remembering Memories

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