Author: Richard Wain

Richard is a storyteller from South Devon. He regularly publishes spoken word stories about navigating life's little dramas as a man, a father and a reluctant businessman (see lifeslittledramas.com). As well as juggling being a dad, running a digital agency and his writing, Richard is also one of the directors of Fatherhoods - an organisation that aims to support men's mental health through stimulating open, vulnerable conversations between men.

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Round and Round

Richard Wain

When faced with all that motion
It’s not just hypothetical
Its cold and solid fact

The Bear and the Dove

Richard Wain

The trees will stand together.The forest will endure.There will be peace tomorrow and the bear will be no more. The forest once stretchedfrom the sea to the sky,and the bear was its keeper.A watchman, whose eye would never be swayedfrom his greed and his gain.He dreamed that the forestcould be once again the mightiest kingdom,both brutal […]

I Don’t see any Evidence

Richard Wain

I don’t see any evidenceOf the mess we’ve madeI don’t see any evidence Of the games we’ve played The parties in my houseThe corruption in my partyI don’t see any evidenceSo people, have a heart And see the suffering I bearClinging selfishly to powerHow unfair it is that BrexitWas to be my finest hour And now […]

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A Migrant’s Prayer

Richard Wain

Update 7 February 2022 – Listen to Richard recite his poem in this video here. I stand in the dark, the waves lap the shore.For days now I’ve travelled, how long I’m not sure.But I’m here at last, about to set sail.To start a new life. To begin a new tale In a land without war where I might find […]