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Joy L poem Imagine

A poem I have just written, rather apt in the current climate.

You awake: your whole body aches,
and for the briefest passage of time
you imagine the warmth of a fire,
the aroma of coffee percolating -
almost taste your modest breakfast;
until reality kicks in. Then…
the odour of your own urine
disgusts you,
your gut hurts for want of succour;
for your family;
for compassion.
You have nothing, nada.
How can you fan the flame
of hope in your heart?

Imagine this when you – Europeans - open
your fridge to decide on your dinner fare,
shower and choose what to wear –
sip your glass of wine,
listen to friendly laughter.
I did and I cried for humanity.

Meet The Author...
Joy Lennick
Who Am I?

Most important 'jobs:' wife and mother to three sons. Hooked on reading and writing from a young age (wrote a simple play in junior school: acted on the stage). Joined the library at seven and that was it; the love affair continues...

First worked as a junior secretary, then secretary. Favourite job: A publishing company, Kaye & Ward in the City of London.

Apart from the odd poem, letter and article in magazines, and one poem read on Bournemouth radio, had various poems published in anthologies and won a few prizes. Ran my own Poetry Club for a while. Published: Celtic Cameos & Other Poems.

Factual books published: Running Your Own Small Hotel, & Jobs in Baking & Confectionery (Kogan Page Ltd., London), Updated two other author's books. As Biographer:Hurricane Halsey (True adventure), Memoir: My Gentle War; Faction novel: The Catalyst. Several short stories published in WordPlay anthologies (one winning lst prize through 'Writing' magazine as the best writing circle anthology of 2012 in the UK). A Group Leader for Creative Writing for the U3A group in Torrevieja, Spain.
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