BBC HomeExplore the BBC
This page has been archived and is no longer updated. Find out more about page archiving.

16 October 2014
Get Writing NI

BBC Homepage

BBC NI Learning


Get Writing NI

Writers Showcase

Established Local Writers

Local Writing Legends


The Book of Irish Writers

Rhythm & Rhyme

Study Ireland

Contact Us

Writers Showcase
Ann Colton

Born in Omagh in 1963, Ann writes poetry and short stories. She's been published on and, and in the Forward press, New Belfast arts Sculpture project and Poetry Now. She has read at various arts festivals. Ann is a member of Derry Playhouse Writers and Omagh writers. Ann's ambition is to get a collection published. Her poem Alzheimer's is being used for training purposes by Shelter Housing association.

Kid on the factory floor by Ann Colton

The moaning heave of the production line shadowed his tired limbs,
overloading the initial manhood steps
void of parental warmth or blood bonds
who overlook mishaps.
Clouds gather leaving a chill as
optimistic petals bow in reflection, awaiting sun light.
Kid on the factory floor
swimming with unsolved mysteries.

What do you think of this piece? Email
Please enclose the title of the work and the name of the author.

The BBC will display as many of the comments as possible on the page of commented work but we cannot guarantee to display all comments.

About the BBC | Help | Terms of Use | Privacy & Cookies Policy