— Carol Robson Poet (@CarolRobsonPoet) April 26, 2018
Born This Way.
The homophobes rally
governments and religions
cultures and societies
and of course
Attacked by the homophobes
condemned by the abusers
priming the vulnerable
or do not accept
their own sexuality
to live and pray
in their religious
while wearing frocks
and a leader
with a penchant
for red shoes
don’t do as I do
but as I say
and they tell me
because I’m gay
that I’m destined
for eternal damnation.
living with corruption
lining their pockets
screwing the vulnerable.
and they reckon
I’m the one
who is “Bent”
we are real
we won’t go away
we don’t corrupt
we are not a lifestyle
we were born this way.
© Carol Robson 2014
Poem from the revised/edited 2nd edition of Words of Darkness and Light published by Thynks Publications.
A Love Nurtured in Blood (Sapphic)
And now my life is flashing by,
Four hundred years upon this earth.
My ancient love, the reason why
You gave to me immortality.
Made me your bride in ancient times,
Spent together, living on.
We sucked blood, we bit new flesh.
We drained life force and felt refreshed.
Creatures nightly moved in shadows,
Centuries of blood-fueled lust;
All societies, all fair game.
Folklore and legends we became.
I’ve seen wars and cruel destruction.
I’ve seen horrors – genocide.
I’ve seen torture, men and women.
I’ve seen little children slain.
My love’s now gone and I grow weary,
My body weak with skin now scarred,
Flashes of sunlight drive me to twilight,
Retreating to my shadowy home.
No longer I yearn for fresh, warm blood.
I’ve been here for far too long.
Alone without you, longing for you.
Peace invites me as I come home.
©Carol Robson 2014
Accepted for being you
but were you really?
Really didn’t get to know
the real beautiful you
their loss, not yours.
You accepted who you are
as did true friends
not just for entertainment value
or being politically correct.
This is my personal view
being different doesn’t suck
actually it bloody rocks
and I don’t give a fuck.
© Carol Robson 2012
Using contemporary poetry I’ll be performing a brand new set ‘Gay Biblical Whispers’ June 1st @Sheffield Workstation
Hidden Perspectives: Bringing The Bible Out Of The Closet
Hidden Perspectives encourages inclusive discussion on dominant interpretations of biblical texts and narratives found in scholarship and mainstream culture. Working with groups and individuals from range of faith and non-faith backgrounds, this ambitious project aims to foster an atmosphere of inclusivity and diversity in which biblical texts can be interpreted.
In 2013 the project will focus on sexuality, gender and theand intersecting issues relating to identity, diversity and representation.