To Be Included

In a world full of restrictions, We ask for inclusion. Not an artificial invitation, A token acceptance. To actually be a part of it. To be spoken to directly, Not from above, looking down, Or to our friends or carers. To give us the same opportunities, By levelling the playing field. We do not want…

Discombobulated

The world is confusing, Hit by daily delusions. Desperate need of a transfusion, Of truth and fact. Those in charge risk anarchy, By their lack of transparency. Laws made inconsistently, While the public react. Suicide rates sky high. The economy is running dry. Poverty rising we can’t deny. There is a deep impact. What is…

Vote Sign Along with us

Together we united, In awe of a sister and brother. We wanted inclusion, So we stepped up for each other. Some had their challenges, Their nerves and their fears. Together as a family, We wiped away the tears. We signed and sang “This is me” With passion and vigour. An accessible world for all, Our…

Vote for Sign Along with us Short Poem

We signed and sang “This is me” To promote inclusion and love. On Saturday 19th show us your support, Vote for Sign Along with us. By Katie Haigh ©K.Haigh SignAlongWithUS #BGT #ThisIsMe #Inclusion #AlwaysBelieve #GoldenBuzzer

Left Behind

I have a fear, Deep inside, That I’ll be forgotten, Left behind. I’ll be replaced, By the fit and well. My chronic illness, Will cost me, More than my health. My depression, Will push people away. They won’t want to see me, Why would they stay? I have this fear, Deep inside, That’ll I’ll be…

Project 19. Infected Thoughts By Katie Haigh

poetry #isolation #lockdown #quarantine #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #mylockdown #depression #anxiety funded by Rochdale Borough Culture Network Thank you to my model Ashleigh Haigh. All our friends and family who helped out and Kay Barton for the medical photos and thank you to Parvez Qadir for guiding me and supporting me through the project.

Wireless

Wireless Wired minds, Constant. Non stop, Plugged in. Computerised. Connected, Like never before. The cost is great, Real connections lost. Time together, Screen time, Not real time. A notification sound, Alerting a need, A fear of missing out. While missing living life, Moments lost forever, To devices. Made mobile, Convenient, Until they’re not. By Katie…

Wallpaper

I’ve come to realise in life,I am no bodies favourite.I am not loved by many,Nor sought for friendship. I try to be a good person,A loving sister, a fun Aunt,A good friend.My efforts fall below,Expectations escape me. Kindness and compassion,Are my outward choices.Yet still I am wallpaperFaded and worn,Barely noticeable,I simply exist. By Katie Haigh©️…

Poetic Thoughts

It’s funny how a poet can share their darkest thoughts through their art without reaction or consequence.©️K.Haigh