Poem #5 by Lorenzo Dozier

He stripped away my dignity, layer by layer until I did not recognize the person I saw in the mirror. I never forgot about the things you did to me in the dark Who gave you the right to touch me like an object on display? Did your hands malfunction? Did it lose control? Did … Continue reading Poem #5 by Lorenzo Dozier

Minefield by David McGowran

You can check out a video of the author reading this poem over on the Unchained Media Scotland Facebook Page by clicking here.  I prayed for rain from the cold and grey, To wash the sins of the streets away To cleanse the slabs and rinse the tar, So I can get out without the … Continue reading Minefield by David McGowran

5G by David McGowran

You can check out a video of the author reading this poem over on the Unchained Media Scotland Facebook Page by clicking here. What are the chances it's fae a 5G tower? 1 ower 4 tae the 24th power UHF radio, WIFI and Bluetooth, Plenty of stories but what is the truth? In a previous … Continue reading 5G by David McGowran

Poem #4 by Lorenzo Dozier

Welcome to the land of Opportunities. The same country used to Kill both you and me. Do you still believe this place was built on Democracy or prefer the Lies you were told and live In hypocrisy? We spew hate, race wars Cause riots, start violence It’s easy being bad and a choice to be … Continue reading Poem #4 by Lorenzo Dozier

Back to Normal by David McGowran

You can check out a video of the author reading this poem over on the Unchained Media Scotland Facebook Page by clicking here. As I went down to the river to pray, I prayed that all this would just go away I played a song I sang a tune, I hoped that we'd get back … Continue reading Back to Normal 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 … Continue reading Spittin by David McGowran

Third Degree Burns by Lorna Wallace

If Burns had been alive today I often wunner whit he’d say; Wid he be unco proud tae ca’ Himsel’ a Scot Or would he see a land Where decency’s forgot? Wid he be proud o’ Scotland noo Tae witness things that some folk do: Runnin’ ither buddies doon Wi herts so cold, Condemning folk … Continue reading Third Degree Burns by Lorna Wallace

Poem #3 by Lorenzo Dozier

There’s a connection deep between us. There’s a voice inside our heads, That tells us to love each other, But our parents don’t understand. They’re against the things we do, They say we’re just wasting time. Hold my hand, let’s make decisions, To be buried side by side. You’ll be Bonnie and I’ll be Clyde, … Continue reading Poem #3 by Lorenzo Dozier

#StayHomeStaySafe 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. Noo the tigers in the Bronx Zoo are coughin up the Covid, It's a jar of deadly worms and they've realised there's no lid Bo Jo's on the bellows and Betty's on … Continue reading #StayHomeStaySafe by David McGowran

An Ode Tae Tinder by Lorna Wallace

Hiy you. Aye, you! Are you alone? Do you sit waitin’ by the phone? Huv aw yir dreams eh birds an’ bees Burnt tae a cinder? Well whit yi dain, ya styoopit boy, Yi heard eh Tinder? It’s lik sunshine fur the soul, If settlin’ doon’s no quite yir goal, An’ aw yi huv ti … Continue reading An Ode Tae Tinder by Lorna Wallace

Poem #2 by Lorenzo Dozier

There is nothing More romantic than Watching the Ocean Kiss the Sand Endlessly. There is no Pier Pressure between water And land. They both were shore of each other the moment they met.   #TEAMAWESOME418   About the Author Lorenzo Dozier is a novelist, poet and social media personality. He uses the theme of growth … Continue reading Poem #2 by Lorenzo Dozier

Poem #1 by Lorenzo Dozier

You see I struggle as a black man, keep my problems within. Living the ways of a stereotype It boggles my skin. I get angry with the Fact I am labeled as Ignorance What’s wrong with your mindset? Are you Scared that I’m different? You see I’m tired of the world saying I’m Some kind … Continue reading Poem #1 by Lorenzo Dozier

I Know by Chloe Copland

“Do you love me?” I ask. “Yes.” “Do you want to be with me?” “I don’t know.” “Are you happy?” “No.” I take a step back and look into your aqua eyes, searching for the words you can’t say. You smile sadly at me and my breath catches in my throat. My hand reaches the … Continue reading I Know by Chloe Copland

Puzzle Pieces by Chloe Copland

I miss your arms wrapped around me, my blanket on a winter’s night. The warmth and comfort of steaming tea too hot to sip.   I miss the way your hand fitted into mine. We were two pieces of a jigsaw; old and new, that only partially matched. Pressing and crushing harder to fit only … Continue reading Puzzle Pieces by Chloe Copland

Black Dog by Victoria Anderson

I once heard depression being described as a black dog, If that's true, anxiety is a white dog. Where one goes, the other follows in ever turning, ill fated harmony. For every effect of depression there is a complementary effect from anxiety. Depression is the big bad wolf that scares all your loved ones away, … Continue reading Black Dog by Victoria Anderson