Josey Tom

Josey Tom Poems

1. Plea To My Mind 3/29/2012
2. Underdog 5/22/2011
3. After Love 3/26/2012
4. My Story 3/27/2012
5. Individual Vs Society 5/22/2011

Comments about Josey Tom

  • Patricia Sampson-email at (5/8/2018 9:45:00 PM)

    Looking for any info on a poem read on an episode of Call the Midwives, after nurse Barbara died, The poem was read at her funeral with credits given to TomJosey

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  • Patricia Sampson (5/8/2018 9:37:00 PM)

    IWatched an episode of Call the Midwife, one of the nurses had died. There was a beatiful eulogy read at the funeral, credits given to TomJosey, I would love to know the title of the piece, and the author. Can you help me?

Best Poem of Josey Tom

Individual Vs Society

I wanted to read
But they expected me to plead
I wanted to fly
But they clipped my wings

I was proud in my colour
But they bought me fairness creams
I insisted on my content
But they insisted on my 'package'

I wanted to cry
But they never allowed me; lest I become less male
I shouted my name
But they never heard it; they were interested only in my surname

I wanted them to look at my eyes
But they checked whether I wore Nike or Adidas
I dislike seeing them
But they come to me as uninvited guests in my thoughts, sleeps and dreams


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