What makes a Rebel?

What makes a Rebel?


Minute by minute,

tip toeing towards change.

Conscience nudged forward   

by a father on strike.

Scrambled eggs again for tea.


Age fifteen.

Innocence lost

to a dead eyed glance

from the cardboard elegance

on Glasgow’s mean streets.

Pause for five minutes.

Share a word, a smile

with those who wait for the day

when someone recognises them

as a son, a daughter.


Age twenty one.

Step over the unbound lepers

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