What it is to be British.
This is my latest book of poetry. This poem is not in it but it gives you an idea of the type of work I produce.
To be British
I am not a patriot. I despise nationalism. I do not wish to fight or die for my country.
I am a man. I love my freedom and the philosophy by which I live – the right of all men and women to be free and live in a spirit of harmony, love and equality.
That is a cause worth fighting for.
I am a pacifist and a citizen of the world.
I believe in the rights of all living creatures and their right to live undisturbed by man.
I love nature.
I am never short of a cause.
But last night I was mining a vein of emotion as to what it was to be British and whether I had…
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