May 17, 2020 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

From the chimneys of bar charts

lives vanish in puffs of smoke.

Ministers furnish statistics
that point to their competence;

they praise, reassure, counsel,
threaten, instruct, do some good.

From their management platforms
they thank us, the British people,

for our guts, our compliance.
We are tough, proud, courageous,

we have battled it all before,
we have never surrendered.

I remember Sir Geoffrey’s players
sent in to open the batting

with kit their own captain let spoil
through neglect or austerity.

Have we learned nothing yet?
Can government never change?

The graph of our suffering
is the graph of my indignation.

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This post was written by John Gohorry

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