Brexit – On England #1

BREXIT (On England) # 1

 

Oh! English charm!

Of tea-and-jam,

Of heritage,

And thatch cottages,

Mills by the pond,

Twee villages,

The little shoppes,

Jigsaw-puzzled,

 

Or placemats, or

Coasters, or box

Of sweets or chocs;

Oh! Tourists’ hearts soar!

 

Then the referendum,

Excresion of sputum,

Foreigners unwelcome;

Behind the mask, venom.

 

Copyright RC Clermont 2017

Freedom

My previous post is a verse I wrote in 2015, and in view of the events in the US Senate and the efforts by neo-cons to destroy Obamacare and put millions of people in danger by denying them a basic universal right which exists in all other industrialised nations in the world.

Socialised healthcare has been confused with socialism in a nation that worships money and the rich and successful, and where many of the poor see themselves as impoverished millionaires.

It should be made clear: ‘freedom’ is actually slavery, peonage, serfdom, because the word has been bastardised by American conservatives and their well-funded think-tanks and lobbyists to brainwash ordinary people into supporting laws that only benefit the rich, or the very rich, in fact.

Still kicking

I have been silent as far as this blog is concerned as I have been writing longer poems for what will eventually be a volume of verse – free, tanka, acrostic and reworkings of other great poems.

One source of my ‘inspiration’ has also been the cause of my silence as I daily strive to remain clear-minded, positive and focussed in the face of a sociopath under whose roof I am living through force of circumstance, and there have been times where one is occupied in mentally counteracting the foul invective of the person in question, rather than having a peaceful environment in which to write, to think, reflect.

Unknowingly, said detractor is providing me with a great deal of material, and will doubtless provide a back story to a future novel.

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