Indifference, beat poetry written by SMiles at



written by: SMiles



Vulnerability grew naked
a cold meat dish
exposed to scrutiny
the way it would not wish

gathered by the moment
in optimism’s pocket
a promise of acceptance
wired to a socket

grasp the exposure
dance if you dare
the devil may
but they will not care

have you learned nothing?
Sitting on the fence
splinter assed indifference
makes no amends

look above the parapet
see the flesh behind the scope
dish out the latitude
let them dangle from the rope

identify the tormentors
the laugh along, behind your back
pull tight your resolve
don’t let the rope go slack

wheedle out the chaff
you need the wheat to make the bread
in order to win the girl
you must kill indifference dead.



My name Is Stephen John Miles (SMiles) live in Barrow in Furness Cumbria England, I'm 53 diagnosed dyslexic at 47. Found my written voice once diagnosed and have been shouting ever since. I've a self published children's book Zac's leather elephant and a published children's book The fox the owl and the big green towel, I have a new children's book coming out later this year called Book of Zac. The books are published by Austin Macaulay. I made stories up to entertain my children all rhyming this led to the books. My break in poetry came after a friend of mine died and I wrote a poem for his funeral. Two years ago I appeared at the Bloomsbury festival in London. I write beat poems as it works well with my dyslexia. Something I feel strongly about is self expression after feeling excluded for so long. I'm not for everyone but then not everyone's for me so that makes us even.

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