We’ve recently received a few books from Unbound publishers. Unbound is an exciting publishing company because instead of the publishers deciding what books will get published – you do! You can see various author’s pitches on the website and, if you like it, you can pledge your support for it. When/if a target number of supporters are received the author can get busy writing. AND once the book has been finished and published, you receive your own copy in the post.
Our latest Unbound book was by a poet called George Chopping. This one made me smile.
(From the book Smoking with Crohn’s)
(a poem about accepting people for who they are and not being so judgemental of others)
Just because he’s got a beard
doesn’t mean he’s weird.
Just because he’s got a beard’o
doesn’t mean that he’s a weirdo.
Some follicular lock
descending from the chin
shouldn’t mean he can’t fit in.
A bushy lower jaw
is by no means a flaw.
Those descending wires
could mean that he’s wise
there are no flies
Look at David Bellamy,
a man never accused of felony
a man passionate about botany
and a charming bearded presenter, no less
of many a documentary.
Just because he’s got a beard, oh!
Doesn’t mean that he’s a weirdo.
So break down the barriers
and the walls of prejudice
and stop being such an anti-follicl’ist
and let poor beardy in.
is a she.
– George Chopping
Hope your week is a good one!