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Saturday, 11 June 2011

Average Family

They speak of working families
those suits on the TV
advising their decisions
are for people just like me.
They talk of average earnings
we could never hope to get,
we're all in this together
that's what they say... and yet
I cannot fail to notice
as I look outside the door
their average nuclear family...

they don't live round here no more.

© Ian Nenna

Wage stagnation over decades as income gap widens

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Ian Nenna is fairly new to writing poetry. He has strong connections to Birkenhead and performs around Merseyside. More of his work is on WriteOutLoud

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