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Monday, 30 April 2018

Thames Tide

Thames
tide
tows
a legacy
upstream,
draws
decades
into focus.

Tilbury’s
compass
charts
a course of
seventy years,
Windrush wake
tracking to Westminster bridge.

Mother of parliaments,
home of democracy,
hypocrisy,
assaults
its
own
people:
Douma without chemicals,
Gaza without bullets,
Myanmar with no arson:
attacks
its
own
people.

Tilbury
tide tows
truth
upstream,
silt and slime
washed clean
exposes
decay.

© Charlie Lambert

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Charlie Lambert is a former sports journalst and broadcaster who began writing poetry in 2016. He is a member of the Liverpool Dead Good Poets Society and can usually be found at their metings on the first Wednesday of the month at Blackburne House in Liverpool.

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