A Fundraising Poem There was an old man in jail, who wasn’t mentally well. Then he discovered creative writing, whilst sitting in his cell. He had always enjoyed writing in his days at school, He soon lost all interest when they treated him like a fool. He wrote letters to his children and told them … Continue reading Keef Goes Haiku!
Nobody bats an eye lid when trolls attack. There is no sympathy or compassion for the prison community being openly attacked and called names. Nobody cares about the woman, who through no fault of her own, has become a single mum overnight, is struggling financially and going through emotional hell.
My mother will be devastated when I tell you that I was brought up on a council estate. Last time I mentioned it, in company, she immediately dismissed it as my vivid imagination. Did I imagine all this too? Mother's birthplace, Springburn, Glasgow. Childhood. Canning Town, East London. Teenage Years. Roundshaw, Wallington. Here comes Keef! Spital's … Continue reading Just call me Keef.
I am getting the hang of writing misleading headlines from reading the Daily Fail. But beneath the headlines, I haven't written a book. Yet! What I'm actually doing is known in the medical profession as an avoidance technique. I'm using the book to avoid talking to anyone and by anyone, I mean everyone. I'm absolutely … Continue reading Is it ok if I don’t talk?
In my previous post, I made a full, public confession that we’ve hit rock bottom. As David says, “We’re properly on our arses”. Since the first lockdown we’ve been surviving on Universal Credit. We are fortunate that the Community Larder drop off the just after the best before date produce from the local supermarkets every week and we choose … Continue reading My Friends are Disorders.
Since June 2020 we have been dependent on food banks and universal credit. This is my rock bottom and this is how I'm dealing with it.
It all started when I decided I wanted to share stories from a cross-section people who'd spent Christmas in Jail. My aim was to highlight the positive and funny side to let loved ones know that it might not be as bad as they think and have a much-needed giggle. Mission accomplished and some, because I … Continue reading Give it a rest.
It’s time to shift the focus from the negative, what was and what is, and concentrate on What Can Be living crime-free.
When your loved one is in prison it's shit and Christmas is a million times more shit. It's absolutely the shittiest time of the year. I've been through Christmas with a loved one in jail, I know how shit it is and I want to help others make it less shit. The best help and … Continue reading Christmas in Jail 2020
Over the last few months David and I have become very good friends with ex-screw Neil 'Sam' Samworth (or as I like to call him, Samantha). There are people who judge me on our friendship and avoid me because I'm mates with a screw. I'll tell you what, there's a whole lot more people judging … Continue reading One Decent Screw at Christmas.