. New Year, 2017 | London Progressive Journal
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New Year, 2017

Fri 6th Jan 2017






Hope looks like this

- a festive explosion

in which no-one is injured,


a city set alight

with celebratory rockets

launched from the river


as the music plays,

and a new-born child

being brought home next day


through the shell-filled streets

in which folk still hold hands,

remembering how they drank


from the cup of kindness

and discover to their delight

it cannot be drained.

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