Yellow sticker – a poem

Our Empowerment Programme Officer Ben Pearson wrote this poem as part of one of our weekly creative workshops.

Yellow sticker you label me,
Poor.
Late night,
Hungry.
I search aisles,
For the battered, bruised, left behind.
Trolleys overflowing,
They look at me.
Battered, bruised, left behind,
They label me.


During the pandemic, Matt Sowerby is Church Action on Poverty’s poet in digital residence. He is running weekly online workshops to help our partners and supporters respond creatively to the virus and lockdown.

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