Canary in the mine

The Canary

Has all but

Died.

 

Given up the ghost.

Called time on the miners.

The children of the miners.

 

This, the next step in the rape of society.

Mrs T, 40 years ago

Ended our communities and only now have people realised what was lost and are working to re-establish.

Today, Mr J seeks to ruin what is left.

 

Grinds it into the dirt

Like a rotten

Benson and Hedges

Full-stop.

Can you taste the bitterness?

First,

They take our voice,

Then

They take our freedom

Then,

We are lucky if

Mel Gibson takes the starring role in a re-enactment.

 

We can’t

Cannot

Let this happen.

 

On our watch;

We allowed our plenty

To slip

Through our hands.

 

We saw

Opportunity

Fading into the distance

And

Those angry few

Who protested

Were considered

Outsiders.

 

Outlanders

Who had better find

Other things to do.

 

End of paternity leave

End of NHS

End of rights of the individual

End of human rights – for, it is always easier to waterboard.

End of Social care

End of retirement

Zero-hours-a-go-go;

And the safety net.

 

End of free schools

Remember the milk?

 

Boil.

Boil the beloved country.

Stew.

Disintegrate

Dissemble

Fragment

Crash

Collapse

 

Father, what did you do in the war?

 

21st Century version.

 

Twisted, distorted, convoluted.

 

The best image

I can think

To represent

Today

Is

Below:

weeping woman 1937.jpg

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