Monday, 2 December 2013

It’s Black Friday

“For those starving in Africa?”

“For Civil Rights in America ?”

“For those destitute and poor?”


It’s” International Greed Day”

Open warfare

For a mobile phone

Plasma screen

Anything cut price

You shoppers are obscene

You should be storming the barricades for human rights

But NoNoNo

Carnage, injuries, blood on the floor

I hope  all the goods are faulty

And that one day

You are “passionate”

About  something

Other than



© David R Mellor 2013

Black Friday flurry for UK retailers

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.