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5pm Outsideleft's Big National Poetry Day: PixieVic PixieVic - Curious Choices

5pm Outsideleft's Big National Poetry Day: PixieVic

PixieVic - Curious Choices

by LamontPaul, Founder & Publisher
first published: October, 2021

approximate reading time: minutes

PixieVic - Curious Choices


I ran away once
At the age of nine
It was kidneys for dinner
(I refused to eat mine!)
And so I was denied
Apple crumble for pud
And I ran away
Just because I could …
I packed up a bag
Full of my favourite things
And a 50p piece
I would live like a King!
I hid in an oak tree
Way up high
And watched them look for me
Tears pricking my eyes …
This first crossroad decision
Was an ‘interesting’ one
Leading to more
‘Curious Choices’
In the years to come …
I chose a creative career
And chose not to give up
I lived on apples & crisps
To afford wine in my cup
I ignored good advice
Because I knew better
Followed white rabbits
Right down to the letter
I made decisions
In fear & in haste
My relationship preference
Was of questionable taste!
I chose to start smoking
I lived on my wits
I thought myself ugly
And I hated my tits!
Now all of these choices
Have led me to here
Standing my ground
I’m my own musketeer
Still fighting the good fight
Stubborn & true
I’ve learnt some hard lessons
Got bad reviews
But without the experiences
Listed above
I’d not have learned
That it’s ME
I needed to love …
So I own all my choices
The good & the bad
(And I still make decisions
Considered by others as mad)
My ‘interesting’ choices
Have brought me my son
Put me in the right places
To discover ‘The One’
I am now empowered
To love unconditionally
(And just so we’re clear)
I’d still run away
If you make me eat kidneys!

(C) Pixievic


Something you should know:
No bones about it, we love PixieVic. I first heard her at the legendary Chaos Acoustic Club - a weekly event that has done so much to nurture leftfield talent, let’s say her performance was jawdroppingly challengingly brilliant. No let up ever since. Pixievic on Facebook


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5am: Brendan Hawthorne - We Are Here »»
6am: Ahmed Magare - We Cannot Walk Alone »»
7am: Emma Purshouse - Mermaid on the Number 3 »»
8am: Rue Collinge - That Year »»
9am: Deborah Alma - Mother of Pearl »»
10am: Steve Pottinger - Fatima »»
11am: Jay Lewis - Betrayal 1991 »»
12pm: Hollie McNish - Honestly »»
1pm: Emma Purshouse - Five Minutes on a Midland Train »»
2pm: Rebecca Stanhope - Take Your Hands Off Me »»
3pm: Michael Pederson - Here in a Glasgow Tenement - Not Asleep, Not Awake Either »»
4pm: Glyn Phillips - Doorways »»
5pm: PixieVic - Curious Choices »»
6pm Christian Present - Poeme »»
7pm John Robinson - My Reply To You »»
8pm David Benjamin Blower - 47 »»
9pm Emma Purshouse - Feeling Low? »»
10pm Steve Pottinger - Jam today: Mrs Veronica Blake’s manifesto for a brighter future »»
11pm Jay Lewis - The Starling 1976 »»

Founder & Publisher

Publisher, Lamontpaul founded outsideleft with Alarcon in 2004 and is hanging on, saying, "I don't know how to stop this, exactly."

Lamontpaul portrait by John Kilduff painted during an episode of John's TV Show, Let's Paint TV

about LamontPaul »»



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