Reading My Poems

So recently I took a course run by the fabulous SUNDOWN ARTS in Southend, on Performance Poetry. I absolutely loved it! I think the year or so I have been doing stand-up comedy has really helped give me the confidence to get up on stage and perform. It was the suggestion of my partner, Chris, to start adding in my humorous verses into my comedy routine, but I do think they deserve a place of their own. So I’m starting another journey. I really enjoy sharing my poems. And I love that people get to hear them how I want them to be heard in this way.

I am rehearsing for an open mic spot I have next week and so have been recording myself so that I can learn them, work on the actual performance of the poem etc. It’s very different though. I find myself far more self conscious than I would be on stage in front of an audience. It is a great way to learn and improve though.

This one is not one that I’ll be performing BUT I do want to share. It’s by no means how it will end up. When I performed it at the workshop it was far better but this is a recording – you get the general idea, but, like I said, it’s much better live.  This poem came about when someone saw me and Jamie out and about while he was having a meltdown. I give you Autism Mum:



I’m searching in the cupboards,

But there’s no food to find,

I want to sit and stuff my face,

As I sit here and unwind.

I’m searching in the cupboards,

But there’s not a lot in there,

I want to find me something nice,

but all I do is stand and stare.


There is some food but it’s not for me,

It’s looking far too healthy.

There’s something strange this thing called fruit,

And it’s tinned cos I’m not wealthy.


I’m searching in the cupboards,

But there’s no food to find,

If someone doesn’t get me some fking chocolate cake soon I will start to foam in the mouth,  I’ll probably smash some plates then sit in a heap in the corner like a spoilt child who didn’t get the prize at the birthday party…

And I will be less than kind!!!!!!