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don’t rock the boat

but it’s already sinking

don’t make a noise

but the silence is poisoned

sit on the fence

but it’s splintered and breaking

look the other way

but children are starving

and words taken hostage

crammed into cages

are testing their teeth

on ragged promises

until swollen with anger

nursed by rage

they eat away the edges

of your carefully constructed

sugar coated

money grabbing

nightmare

so where will you look

when the lights go down

on a world that sinks

beneath the weight of your greed

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◄ Meeting At Euston

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raypool

Fri 23rd Jun 2017 17:40

Superbly aimed and fired from the hip at all who need to hear - but do they? If it is only poets who muster up frustrations then all is lost.

Ray, with great respect for your poetry Karen.

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Laura Taylor

Thu 22nd Jun 2017 13:29

Oof - SEARING! Bang bang bang go your bullets. I am a fan of poems that punch holes. Great poem.

Martin Elder

Wed 21st Jun 2017 09:46

This is such a telling poem Karen. I love these lines

and words taken hostage
crammed into cages
are testing their teeth
on ragged promises
until swollen with anger

I think they are the most telling of all particularly with politician's sound bites.
As David says great stuff as ever

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Wolfgar Miere

Tue 20th Jun 2017 00:13

Hi Karen,

when I started reading this I immediately thought of Martin Niemoller and his "First they came for the Socialists" stance.

It conveys the same kind of immediacy, that if we do nothing now at this point in time all hope may slip away.

It is a debate that is much required and we need to find a leader who will guide us to such a conversation, unfortunately I do not see any likely person now.

Maybe it is us, the little people who need to somehow find a collective voice, if only we could.

Great stuff as ever Karen.

David.

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