Category Archives: war poems

The trauma of war

Not infrequently I write poems that I think I can describe only as ‘bleak and brutal’. I could argue that they are necessary, and that poets should indeed be engaging with all aspects of humanity and nature, however awful and … Continue reading

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Not the Dabke

The following poem has just been published on the webzine, ‘I Am Not A Silent Poet’. Here is the link: The war in Syria goes on and on. Nor should we forget the plight of Iraquis, Palestinians, Lebanese and … Continue reading

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Suicide bomber, how do I love thee?

This poem has been difficult to write, choosing the right words not at all easy, and I had feedback from various people before settling on the final version. What else can be said? It has just been published on the … Continue reading

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