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Friday, 14 December 2018

President of the Rich

They thought he'd be different,
Would have a common touch
But he's still old school-
Perhaps, they expected too much.

The French never lost
Their Revolutionary spirit-
Would us Brits do the same?
Or just moan from our sofas about B***it.

At least in France, far lefts and far rights
Protest together;
In America and UK
They are flinging stones at each other.

The yellow jackets light up
An environmentally fragile world
We escape into loud music and alcohol
And the beat goes on.

© Amanda Derry

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Amanda Derry joined a Creative Writing class, following a breakdown, which played a significant role in her recovery. She now embeds literacy skills into classes that she teaches. Amanda also runs the Facebook Group, I Love Writing.

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