Archive | Poetry

Poem – Just one

Tortured, abused, burnt and bruised. You stop, I look dead, but nothing is said. You turn to leave, you lock the door I lay there feeling like death on the floor. I’m just one of the many forced into slavery. One of the many who can’t find their bravery. I wash your clothes, I scrub […]

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Poem – I refuse

I’m not one to say I’ve never used words with intentions to offend. But equally I can say I’ve not done the same to defend. Cause I’ve now realised that my silence is deadlier than my violence. Not to speak out means alliance, so the right thing is defiance. I refuse not to fight back, […]

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Exposure Works With BBC On New Spoken Word Film

Exposure is delighted to announce its first commission from the BBC, contributing to the series ‘Women Who Spit’. Exclusive to iPlayer, the series features five feisty young female spoken word artists, offering an insight into their thoughts on topics important to young people, as part of ‘Young Artist Day’. Exposure was tasked with creating some […]

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Stop The Rain

Justice justice. I can’t fight alone, I can’t rid this pain. Justice justice. I need help. Justice justice. Please stop the rain. Xenophobia is not an option, According to the law. But we see it today, we see it in history. Think of Stephen Lawrence, Rosa Parks and millions more. This is not fair. People […]

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Poetry is an amazing tool to make people feel something. It is partly to do with the story being told, but also because so much is being covered in so few words. This is an excellent example. Warning: expect feels.

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That’s What I Am

‘When you get overwhelmed by negative emotions and feelings of isolation… Just remember everyone experiences this at times: You are not alone!’ Silence. Fear. Lonely. That’s how I feel. Cold. Scared. Worried. That’s how I feel. Helpless. Worthless. Pathetic. That’s what I am. Nothing. No one. No one… That’s who I am. This feature has […]

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“For those who feel the need to break free from the mental cages society has put them in. Please, I’m begging you: Break free.” Stay behind mental bars, every time and everyday. Stay hidden. Don’t make a sound. Keep quiet, stay out of their way. Do not aggravate them. Who’s them??? Stay behind mental bars, […]

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Change Their Lives Spoken Word

“One word, one line, can change somebody’s whole life.” Teach First is an organisation striving to ensure that teachers in our schools are the best they can be. Teach First recently commissioned spoken-word artist Sonny Green who shares his thoughts on what it means to be a teacher. A major study by the Organisation for […]

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Exposure is proud to release its latest short film, Lonely Minds

Sexual health vox pop

A short vox pop video and improvised spoken word poem