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16 October 2014
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Charli Martin
Charli Maritn

I’m 19 years old and currently studying in York. I was born in Luton, and also lived in Birmingham but have spent most of my life in the great wee town of Ballymoney. I started writing poems, song lyrics and short stories when I was about 9. For me writing is a release; a lot of my work is autobiographical and is my way of communicating.

Purple Ribbons by Charli Martin

Purple ribbons
On clothes of grey
The rain reflecting
The mood today
Raindrops running
Down windowpanes
Tears of a nation
Flow again
The days of the bullet
Anger’s flame

Innocent kids
Wear unknowingly
The hand-me-down shirt
Of history
Terrrorists try to divide
Into pigs and cats
A people trying
To get past all that
Men dying
All in vain
As a nation mourns
Once again

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