Promised Land

PROMISED LAND

Computer-scored theme,
Optimistic,
This the corporate
World vision pitch.

Drone-footage sweeps
Of city scapes,
Fields and pastures,
Of azure skies.

Bright-faced families,
Blonde, clean-clothed, white-toothed,
Immaculately groomed,
The dream, marketed.

Whither the poisoned springs,
Ground waters, streams and rivers?
Chemical spillages,
Enviro damages?

The corrupted civil servants,
In-the-pocket politicians?
The workhouse conditions
And child slave-labourers?

The overburdened mothers,
Humiliated fathers?
The jobless degree-holders,
And zero-hours contractors?

© Copyright RC Clermont 2017

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Posted Notes: On Brexit- Pariahs #3

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ON BREXIT: Pariahs #3

 

This most idiotic government

Stumbling like a drunken elephant

Towards inglorious and hard-termed Brexit;

This pig-headed brute heading for the exit,

Ignoring the will of Parliament,

With delusions of sovereignty,

Facing impending bankruptcy,

Unaware of Britain’s waning influence,

-A country that is now irrelevant-

While spewing xenophobic effluence.

© RC Clermont 2016