Street Crhymes

Street Crhymes Vivid telling and in tune with young people this poetry collection is by someone who spent years as a runaway living on the streets of London and contains social insights key messages for law and o

  • Title: Street Crhymes
  • Author: Justin Rollins
  • ISBN: 9781904380993
  • Page: 255
  • Format: Paperback
  • Street Crhymes

    Vivid, telling and in tune with young people, this poetry collection is by someone who spent years as a runaway living on the streets of London and contains social insights, key messages for law and order, crime and punishment Justin Rollins has a remarkable ability His poems emerge not from agonising over a blank sheet of paper, but in rap like fashion, in full flow andVivid, telling and in tune with young people, this poetry collection is by someone who spent years as a runaway living on the streets of London and contains social insights, key messages for law and order, crime and punishment Justin Rollins has a remarkable ability His poems emerge not from agonising over a blank sheet of paper, but in rap like fashion, in full flow and in their complete form This collection takes the reader on a journey on which those familiar with his autobiographical The Lost Boyz will recognise the landmarks as the streets and characters of his native south London once again spring into life But this is fresh and captivating work It deals with the everyday effects of disadvantage, the tensions of wealth and poverty, freedom and incarceration with glimpses of a sometimes dark past, motivational now and uncertain though optimistic future What registers strongly is Rollins eye for detail, injustice, the telling remark, the eccentric, the absurd, clandestine places and parallel realities Much of this is driven by his years living on the streets chasing excitement to compensate for the lack of things that come through a conventional upbringing The result is a raw journey captured in snapshots of survival, crime, pain and the author s travels on the Northern Line Extracts From Street Wise Some boys played with toy cars We played with metal bars And set fires On the way to becoming the lads All the traits of a psychopath They visited museums and studied from books We bunked history and became hooked Snotty nosed kids slowly becoming crooks From Cameron s Kids See we wasn t born with riches Luxury food on tap I was born guilty Brought up in those flats So when you drive on by Just give us a bib Cameron what would you do If this was your kid Justin Rollins is the author of The Lost Boyz 2011 an account of disaffected youth acclaimed by people working with hard to reach young people and others.

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