THIS PEARL SET IN A SILVER SEA

 

 

This England

this land of pleasant green

"Long live The King"

"Britannia rules the waves"

and other jingoistic phrases

that were used,

while flags were waved,

so many years ago.

 

This England

that grew fat on trading slaves

and subjugation,

the struggling poor controlled

by lack of education.

 

This England,

a land of pleasant green

where networking 'Old Boys'

buy bigger better toys,

"we're all in it together"

their ambiguous explanation.

 

As austerity bites and prices rise

classes once again divided

into the age-old order,

not flags but fists are waved

and demands are being made by

placard bearing crowds

who are HURTING - -

                            IN ENGLAND - - -

                                          - - -     NOW.

 

This is a re-post of a poem that I wrote some time ago - I think it is as relevant now as it was then.

 

◄ FADING OUT ?

MOVING ON ►

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Flyntland

Tue 27th Sep 2022 07:25

Thank you to Mark and Holden for you likes
Stephen, no one has listened for hundreds of years, I don't expect anyone will start now.

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Stephen Gospage

Mon 26th Sep 2022 17:18

A strong plea for a fairer society. Let's hope someone will listen, eventually.

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Flyntland

Mon 26th Sep 2022 10:35

My thanks to Frederick - John Coopey and Tom for taking the time to read and like.
To John Botterill - thank you for your very positive comment - and for your like.

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John Botterill

Sun 25th Sep 2022 15:40

Highly relevant, accurate and very well put. 👍

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