My Uterus

Smiley face on my finger.

My uterus is selfish.

Can’t stop it, though I try.

It’s never about uter-US,

It’s always uter-I.

A poem inspired by a stomach ache. ~ Hannah Sterry

Smiley face.

Give me jobs in the shire, keep me working!

Smeaton's Tower is the third and most notable Eddystone Lighthouse. It marked a major step forward in the design of lighthouses. In use until 1877, it was largely dismantled and rebuilt on Plymouth Hoe in the city of Plymouth, Devon, where it now stands as a memorial to its designer, John Smeaton, the celebrated civil engineer. Photo by Hannah Sterry.
Smeaton's Tower is the third and most notable Eddystone Lighthouse. It marked a major step forward in the design of lighthouses. In use until 1877, it was largely dismantled and rebuilt on Plymouth Hoe in the city of Plymouth, Devon, where it now stands as a memorial to its designer, John Smeaton, the celebrated civil engineer. Photo by Hannah Sterry.
Smeaton’s Tower: Lightouse on Plymouth Hoe.
Photo by Hannah Sterry.

Give me jobs in the shire, keep me working.
Give me jobs in the shire, I pray.
Give me jobs in the shire, keep me earning,
‘Cos I can’t afford the rent with no pay.

End recession!
End recession!
End recession or we’ll all be stuck.

End recession!
End recession!
This economy is all messed up.

 

I might get told off for this, but I’ve posted it anyway. It’s not meant in disrespect and if you’re offended, just remember that there’s absolutely nothing wrong with wanting things in the world to be better. “Give Me Oil In My Lamp” is a really catchy tune too.

And… if anyone’s hiring I’m looking for jobs in Plymouth (UK) and would love to hear from you!

#LocalPeoplePoems – A Community Project!

My bus driver’s brilliant, he draws the best cartoons, He likes his folky music and he’s always whistling tunes! Even on the stressful days, he’ll always smile and joke, So if you see him, say hello, ‘cos he’s a jolly nice bloke! #LocalPeoplePoems

I’ve decided to start a new blog to celebrate everyone who makes me smile! It’s called #LocalPeoplePoems, because there are so many nice people in this area, I like writing silly things and I decided that short poems would be the best way to do that!

If anyone wants to join me and write or send in their own #LocalPeoplePoems, please send them in, comment, tweet with the #LocalPeoplePoems hashtag, write them on post-it notes or just send them to people to show that you appreciate them! If you like I’ll post them on the blog (anonymously or with credit – as you choose).

In true Blue Peter style, here’s one I made earlier (click here to visit the new blog)!

My bus driver’s brilliant, he draws the best cartoons, He likes his folky music and he’s always whistling tunes! Even on the stressful days, he’ll always smile and joke, So if you see him, say hello, ‘cos he’s a jolly nice bloke!  #LocalPeoplePoems

Let me know what you think of the idea! x