Friday, 1 December 2017

I've felt witnessed seen

Kill them before they kill me
movement sight smell
educate myself 
dog eat cat
educate myself be
succinct in life
got to choice the rite road in life
and I will
stick to it
A friend murdered 97 injuries
I've felt witnessed seen
affected me big time.....

Unedited poem from Anon, 
A veteran of the armed forces. 

rusting fabric and paper for the project Armour.

Armour is a project that uses words and stitches to explore the ways we protect ourselves. It is a collaboration with veterans of armed conflict and with people who have lived experience of homelessness. We asked people to describe their personal "armour", physical and mental. Artworks inspired by gambesons, the quilted jackets worn under suits of armour, were made out of rust dyed fabric and embroidered with poems, and other writings.