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Saturday, 17 November 2018


the person
or thing
that comes immediately
after the fourth
and before
all the others

Pink rosetted and rosy cheeked
we stand proud on the podium
of green and pleasant economic
boomity, boom boom:
190 “others" stand behind “us”

One fifth-
one of five equal parts
living unequally in poverty

Time to take off
the rose tinted-
This is Britain
Boom bang a bang!

© Bex Tate

UK austerity has inflicted 'great misery' on citizens, UN says

Bex, frustrated with the data driven education system, left her teaching job behind and is still wondering what to do next. Writing poetry helps her to try and make sense of the world, as well as giving her the chance to rant a bit!


  1. Nice one, Bex. Beat me to it. I might still try something on this dreadful news. Then again. What might happen tomorrow?

  2. Thank you. I think we could write a whole volume of poetry based on this!
    The Complete Works of Austerity.