Spittin by David McGowran

Spittin by David McGowran

You can check out a video of the author reading this poem over on the Unchained Media Scotland YouTube channel by clicking here.

How can I feel safe when you’re spitting in my street,
How can I feel hope without money picked from trees
How can I feel conscious without a connection to world,
How can I feel what’s real when we’ve all been so spoiled

Bread was just a metaphor, to share to break and bond,
Milk was never necessary from infancy beyond
Water is the essence, there’s plenty fae the tap,
Air comes through the windae where at 8 o’clock we clap

Phoning with nae warning where folk have tae talk,
Whether they feel like it or no even on their daily walk
Catching up with friends of old, we’ve only seen their photies,
But finding oot how life has really been behind their posted stories

See the meaning of life is 42 or written on a stone,
It’s found in the ways we face what’s real and how we share our home
Meaning comes from honesty responsibility and truth,
Hunger comes from wanting more, when just enough will do


About the Author

I am a self taught cameraman and video editor and creator of Unchained Media Scotland.  The model being a concept that I developed whilst involved in other alternative media.  Quite simply we are not for profit and keep our funds healthy by providing video production services to other not for profit organisations.   Poetry for me is something that I have always thought about doing but could never seem to do but the lockdown gave me a whole load of free time and space which I decided to embrace.  Our lives are all changing and this is a lot to process.  Writing poetry allowed me to deal with my feelings in a healthy manner and leading by example encouraged others in the team to follow.  We’ve had a great response and the climax could well be having our recitals played on local FM radio; SunnyG.


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