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Monday, 21 October 2013

the perfect poem for april fools‏

they promised gas would be free

once they tapped into the North Sea

and then they told us that the fruits of the family

would cascade over generations

now they tell us work will always pay

 ©Philip Johnson
Previously appeared in: Poetry 24, The Ugly Tree; Poetry Scotland, Emergency Verse, Write Away, Caught In The Net, Red Pencil, Writer's Hood, Transparent Words; Emergency Verse and The Robin Hood Book.