three poems – the Thatcher legacy

 

ConDem Nation

 

 First we eliminate

all job security –

ensure

 

all contracts

can be terminated

on a whim.

 

 

Knowing

that work makes free

we guarantee

 

the long term unemployed

will do these jobs

unpaid

 

 

 

Malcolm Evison

7 November 2010

 

 

MAMMON

(creator of social divisiveness)

Behold the god of lies

taker of lives

maker and breaker

of dreams –

creator god

who captivates

the mind –

spins webs

of treachery

replaces hope

with greed

installs himself

in all the highest places

proudly proclaims

there is no god but me

and we

fall for the party line.

Malcolm Evison

2 May 2010

 

 

 

       DOLEFUL BLUES

              (Just One Of Maggie’s Victims)

 

He seeks and fails to find

the semblance of

his once bright hope.

The family sleeps, he lies

awake, perhaps

a few untruths could make

an honest man of him.

Purveyor of unwanted skills,

he sifts through all

the cut-price vacancies –

prepares to swallow principle

as well as pride.

   Malcolm Evison

   14 July 1987

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