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Friday, 8 March 2013

Recession


They have us where they want us, lads:
Public against private
Waged against unwaged 
Generation against generation
Men against women
Urban against rural
National against immigrant
Frontline against rearguard
They have us where they want us.
And we have them -
In our sights. 

© Thomas Martin, 2013

Frontline alliance falls apart in pay split

Thomas Martin lives in Dublin. His poems have been featured in Poetry24, Shot Glass Journal and Nostrovia!. He is currently working on his first verse collection.

1 comment:

  1. Really like this, Thomas. Says it all, sharp and punchy.

    Thanks!

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