Betty Adamou
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I wrote this poem on 15th Feb 2022. By coincidence, this wasn’t long after Kirstie Allsopp, presenter and person-who-had-financial-help-purchasing-her-first-home, said that young people can afford to buy homes – just move somewhere different. While Kirstie is not the first person to share such a view, this seemingly easy-to-action piece of advice has no consideration about the serious emotional and practical impact “just moving somewhere different” can have on people’s sense of identity, family, work, and day-to-day lives. As such, the final rated-18 sentence in the poem is a dig at these comments made by the presenter.
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Suffolk poem by Betty Adamou copyright Betty Adamou 2020
God the artist poem by Betty Adamou copyright Betty Adamou 2020
Outside poem by Betty Adamou copyright Betty Adamou 2020
Strong Woman In Your Wake poem by Betty Adamou copyright 2020

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