For all those in love:
True love triumphs
above all foolishness
love is much more than decreeing
of who has madness to love
or to lie with their chosen partner.
Human love desires, affairs of the heart
as it races without defibrillation
lovers chests bursting extreme love
bodies, brains tingled in exaltation
knowing their own true love way
as the blood rush electrifies synapses
in loving hearts and minds
never to be broken
in their eternal journey of love.
Another Psychosis written and performed by Carol Robson
Soundtrack ‘Paranoia’ Fesliyan Studios
Photo courtesy of Trust a Fox photography
Born This Way performed at Harms of Hate event Magna Science Park
Copyright: Carol Robson 2018.
Born This Way from Carol Robson on Vimeo.
This is one of my usual starts to a performance as the Paranoid Party Poet. Hometown was written 3 years ago after a visit on a May Saturday night.
Appreciative words from one of the Cheltenham Poetry Festival organisers
Van Gogh Museum performance of the intergenerational words piece The Open Sky with Robyn Haddon and Rory Pilgrim October 2015.
The Open Sky is about words and what they mean for different people.
It’s about intergenerational words,
I bring words with me from childhood.
Family words that have stayed with me.
Sometimes these words have got blurred through the years.
There are words I want to term as family words.
There are also words I want to term as friendship words.
Sometimes the words in friendship can mean more to some people than family words because for some, their friends are also their family who they share their lives with.
There’s a four letter word, which is really important – just a four letter word – LOVE.
Just Be You
You’ve endured a life of!
Told it will be this way
told it will be that way
told, told, told told,
from the earliest time.
Learn this, learn that
the right way
it has to be
use constructive argument
to be labelled,
We are not
all the same
your human rights,
just be you.
Told you cannot,
ask why not
they’re your mistakes
learn from them
make a difference
true to yourself
just be you
not what others,
want you to be.
You don’t need,
DANCE OF GOOD AND EVIL
Uncommon sense breaks the frailness;
a mind disorganised, yet still not broken.
Good, light thoughts; evil, dark thoughts,
like bed-fellows – side by side.
A constant battle of wills:
good and evil challenging
like a passionate circling dance –
Tarantellas courting each other.
Your behaviours challenged by desires;
your free will attracts the evil,
your morality fights to transcend this,
your virtues fight for spiritual purity.
In time you fight your final battle,
the final dance of light and dark,
the brightness of your soul
rejecting the deep darkness of your mind.
You’re now here in a good place –
at least, until you’re asked for another dance.