Poetry and poverty 3:’Fear’

During 2016, through our Poverty Media programme , many people got the chance to work with professional authors to write about their own experiences of poverty and exclusion. Some of this work was performed as Powerlines at the Manchester Literature Festival; poems were also written at a residential event in Windermere during the summer. We’ll be sharing all the poems here over the next few weeks. Today: ‘Fear’.


Leads to apathy
Leads to desperation
Leads to resignation
Leads to indignation
Leads to survival instincts
Leads to determination
Leads to resilience
Leads to resolution
Leads to recovery
Leads to hope
Leads to pride!

Tony Walsh | Longfella | www.longfella.co.uk | tony@longfella.co.uk | @LongfellaPoet