Posted in National Poetry Day 2019

National Poetry Week! Truth Poem from Joshua Seigal

Tuesday’s poem for National Poetry week is from Joshua Seigal. Joshua is a London-based poet, a performer and educator. He has three published books and has performed all over the world. He has held residencies at numerous schools, and is an official National Poetry Day Ambassador. His website is here and his book, I don’t Like Poetry, illustrated by Chris Piascik, here.

Lies

Whenever I start crying
I say that I feel sick,
and no one knows I’m lying –
It always does the trick.

It’s what I tell my teachers,
my friends, my mum and dad –
I tell them that I feel sick
when really I feel sad.

© Joshua Seigal (from I Don’t Like Poetry, Bloomsbury 2016)

Thank you for this lovely poem, Joshua Seigal!

Author:

Poet and owner of Lola the alert dog. Be the Change, Apes to Zebras, The Same Inside, Reaching the Stars, Animal Magic. I visit schools, libraries, literary festivals, and organise poetry events. http://www.poetryroundabout.com http://www.lizbrownleepoet.com

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