Ellen Shaw

Ellen Shaw Poems

1. Jane 12/18/2011
2. Read Me 12/18/2011
3. Draw Me A Picture 12/18/2011
4. Echo Of Silence 12/18/2011
5. Piece By Piece 4/8/2012
6. I Knew You Once 4/8/2012
7. With You It Was... 4/8/2012
8. Thirst 4/8/2012
9. Get Used To It! 4/8/2012
10. Six Seconds 4/8/2012
11. Sixty Foot Goddess 7/30/2012
12. In An Instant 7/30/2012
13. Walk The Path I Paved For You 12/27/2013
14. False Angel 12/27/2013
15. Let Us Forget 2/24/2014
16. Take My Advice 2/28/2014
17. I Felt It Like Creation 3/29/2014
18. No Times Over 3/29/2014
19. Acupuncture From A Madman 3/29/2014
20. Love In A Tower Block 10/12/2015
21. From The Beginning 3/14/2016
22. Bella Sleeps 10/7/2016
23. Backpack 6/22/2017
24. Weak And Powerful 6/22/2017
25. Land Of The Two Holy Mosques 1/9/2013
26. I Saw You Walk Away 7/30/2012
27. Desire 4/8/2012
28. Blue Dress 12/18/2011
29. Purple Dress 12/18/2011
30. Leave Completely 12/18/2011
31. Water 12/18/2011
32. Flying Over Sand Dunes 6/19/2013
33. No Ordinary Day 3/29/2014
34. Squatters 12/17/2011
35. Calling Me To The Desert 7/30/2012
36. I Am But A Mixed Raced Child 12/17/2011

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I Am But A Mixed Raced Child

What do I know?
I am but a mixed raced child
They say I must be confused
Mustn't know who
I am
They say I have wild ideas
Believing I can be black and white
At the same time
Never, they say can it be both day and night
They call me coconut
Say that my skin is the colour of Jamaica's mud
But inside I am white
That I think I am better than them
With all of my airs and graces

How can I be both?
When one half of me
Enslaved the other
They say I don't know my history
That my mother land
Covered my father land in tears
They say I am...

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Leave Completely

If you are going to leave me
Don't stay one kiss
Don't lay within my bed
and dream
of someplace else
dream only of me

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