Thursday, 20 February 2014

little englander's end

greed now
mrs thatcher
closed down the community
turned the family 

son against dad
cost cut and cast out 

out out out

and in come the bogeymen
the offshore tax break
hand out

held out 
out out 
all the while the jack ass politician 
ate at his own ass until at last
the final break of wind
was blown

©Philip Johnson
Philip Johnson's poetry has 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.