Teedy Dawn

Rookie - 10 Points (Sheffield, Yorkshire, England)

Biography of Teedy Dawn

Teedy was born in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England in 1966. The only child of working class parents, Teedy attended Bradford University and qualified as a teacher.
Blessed with the gift of dyslexia Teedy has made writing one of her specialist subjects and poetry is her greatest love. Teedy draws a great deal of inspiration from 'people watching' and her own experiences of 'Northern life'.'Poetry is a wonderful art form for capturing and reflecting the diverse and often complex world in which we live'. Teedy's favourite poets are W H Auden and Wilfred Owen. 'Give me the true, harsh, grit of realism over flowers and nightingales any day! '
'If I died I would like to be reborn as John Cooper Clarke' Teedy xxx

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Mammography Blues

Its mammography day, ‘hip hip hooray’, I’m really not that scared,
I’ve had a few; I’m quite expert and thoroughly prepared.

The waiting room is always cold and full of anxious faces,
The magazines are old and tired, with bits missing in some places,
The crosswords’ just a relay race to hand on empty spaces.

I sit in line with other gals, our breasts all at the ready,
And hope the radiographer’s hands are warm, confident and steady,

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