My Truth poem from a few years ago for National Poetry Day
Openness is a fine virtue that leaves you naked to be raided by the bone pickers scavenging for your faults to bring substance to their sad lives so they can troll their messages of lies and innuendo’s yet the trolls will never ascend to the beauty of your soul that shines from beneath the layers of your humanity that shows the very truth of your beautiful pure nature.
Although I didn’t win I’m really pleased that my show ‘70 A New Decade Of Fun’ at Greater Manchester Fringe was nominated for best Spoken Word, congratulations to Rose Condo The Empathy Experiment who won.
I wrote and put together ’70’ intending it as a one-off Fringe show, however after performing it at Greater Manchester Fringe last Thursday I can’t leave it at that, it felt good and I had some lovely comments, where do I go now, do I need help to put together more performance venues? ’70’ A New Decade of Fun…contains that it can be a good time for many, but there is also the truth of ageing, the darkness of ageing, the health changes….then the humour….real life stories… Holidays SAGA and Benidorm…Observations and Comedy. Comment from a young friend and brilliant poet from NYC:
(Jordan Delise Fleming; ‘What an AMAZING show. Hilarious, heartfelt, and unapologetically Carol. So glad I came out.’)
I really need to think about what is next for this performance!