Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Environmental Issue

Take a while
to consider
the word -
hostile
and it’s vile
implications

Synonymous with
bellicose
belligerent
bitter
catty
cold
malicious
malignant
sour
spiteful
surly
vitriolic
virulent
warlike ....

Defined as
“Difficult - not suitable for living or growing”

Not suitable for
the seed,
the grand-baby girls and boys
of Caribbean cannon fodder
to grow up
in peace

So gift them
a free ticket
and send them back;
throw in a few extra nights
at Yarls Wood to boot

Set them afloat on
rivers of blood,
echoes of the past
chiming loudly in their ears
and send them back

on the rush of an ice-cold wind
to where they no longer belong

© Bex Tate


Bex Tate, frustrated with the data driven education system, recently left behind her job as a Kindergarten teacher to spend time writing and pondering life. Writing poetry helps her to try and make sense of the world...as well as giving her the chance to rant a bit!!


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