A week ago today, I was out doorstepping in drizzly Dagenham. I honestly had no idea what would happen in the General Election and I still carried genuine hope that we might remove Boris Johnson from government.

Obviously I was catastrophically wrong, and am still a long way from healing from the moment when the exit polls were announced…

However, I still want to link to this poem. I was commissioned to write it for Jeremy Corbyn’s official GE campaign and social media channels. The poem was voiced by Oscar-nominated actor Michael Sheen, and even in the face of a substantial defeat, I still feel immensely proud of it and hope that the messages will continue to be valid.

You can watch the video on Facebook here and on Twitter here.

poet, educator & activist

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