Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Wait For It...

“Wait for it…..”
“Oh it’s on its way”
Sorry we have no clean
Sanitation the power
was cut off today.

“I wonder what it will be?”

Let’s just hope they both
See the light of day.

Flashbulbs popping
Blanket coverage around the baby
Smothering new channels.

“Wait for it...”
“It’s on its way.”

“And what a life”
you will have...

Not dying in infancy through lack of meds
Not working as child labour
Not sold into child prostitution
Not queuing at food banks
Not spending years unemployed
Not growing up in a ghetto so hungry it hurts
Not living in fear of bullets whizzing by

“Oh what a life”
You will never see.

© David Mellor

Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to healthy baby and future King

David was born in Liverpool in 1964. He left school with nothing, rummaged around various dead end jobs, then back to college and uni. In his 20s he first discovered poetry, starting writing and performing and has done so ever since. I has lived on the Wirral for the past 8 years.