Marxist. Trade Unionist. Socialist-feminist. Author. Poet. Speaker. Tutor. RMT ex-Exec. Workers' Liberty. Autie. Bi. PUFC fan.


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There are some other rules too, but I'm ignoring them. :-)

Haiku series: International Working Women's Day

Submitted by Janine on 3 March 2016 at 07:08

Reclaim its real name
It is International
Working Women's Day

Let’s celebrate with
Words of wit and wisdom from
Inspiring women

"Freedom is always
The freedom of dissenters"
Rosa Luxemburg

"I had crossed the line
I was free but a stranger"
Harriet Tubman

Not all suffragettes
Followed the same politics
Even the Pankhursts

Haiku Series: From a London Bus

Submitted by Janine on 2 February 2016 at 10:06

This is what happens
When I spend my bus journey
Composing haiku

​You don't often see
A bull in a china shop
Ordering spring rolls

Eavesdrop on buses
Poetry manuals suggest
But no-one's talking

​Hands-free mobile plus:
You can now get away with
Talking to yourself

If The Jam had sung
'In the City of London'
A thousand things crashed