feeling the pinch

inspired by a brilliant accidental radio remark



families living in poverty?

no one lives in poverty now

me dad was killed in the mines in ‘49

me mum had to bring up seven of us on next to nowt

I was talking with another old boy

about how tough it was in our day

how easy these young folks ‘ave it now

‘I know, ‘ ‘e says, ‘if you was cold when I were a lad

you just put on another jumper.’

then I knew

he didn’t understand either

how could a man with two warm jumpers

possibly understand what its like

not to have a jumper?

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Uilleam Ó Ceallaigh

Sat 4th Feb 2023 22:02

"families living in poverty?

no one lives in poverty now"

??????????????welcome to the UK 10 years on😕

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Yvonne Brunton

Sun 20th Jan 2013 12:36

A brillant ending! Well done, Neil. I reckon this is a great performance piece. XX

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