My Sword … is a PEN,
I will not write wrong,
Beautiful truth recorded,
Images powerful and strong,
Literally overcoming injustice,
In print … Spreading the news,
Eyewitness accounts reported,
Challenging contrary views.
This playful implement … Token phallus,
Ejaculating on the belly of a virgin page,
Expressions of Love … Life … Death,
Apathy … Empathy … Sympathy … Outrage,
Striking out … Against opinions offensive,
Weapon held steady … Prepared for the fight,
Words written in ink on parchment,
Have the power to force wrong to do right.
This Poem was joint winner of the Poets’ Brawl at Woodford Folk Festival in 2000
& I never did claim my prize.