Sunday, 19 November 2006

Maggie

Maggie

The papers say you are senile
That you can remember long ago
But not 10 minutes before.
This means you’ll remember
When there were miners and printers
Dockers and Car workers who made useful things

Strikes and riots and class ridden
taxes, Spivs and greed and too much crime
to explain

Maybe you’ll remember the creation
of homeless and agency working
for private profiteers

Somehow I find it hard to feel pity
You changed all our lives in such a terrible way.

Peter Burton

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