I was 17 when my mum died from breast cancer. At that time, and for a period afterwards, I wasn’t able to express myself verbally so I turned to writing. It was cathartic, though I never had the courage to share what I wrote, let alone attempt to publish my work. I wouldn’t claim to be a poet, or a writer, however, 20 years on I feel ready to share. My hope is that these poems, written while I was still a teenager, will inspire as well as be understood whichever way you interpret them.
by Ben Smithfield
A collection of personal, political and surreal poems written by a grieving teenager following the death of his mother.
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