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Poetry on the Picketline The Empire Loyalists by Jordan Roberto

The Empire Loyalists
are shouting again, reminding us about Waterloo
but not about Blucher’s Prussians. Shouting about The War
but not about the soldiers and nurses from the Commonwealth
that helped us to win it.

Reminding us about Cassino but not about the Poles,
Shouting about D-Day but not about the roles played
by the Resistance networks that made victory possible.
One side of the story and we are not in it.

Poetry on the Picket Line is a squad of like-minded poets putting themselves about to read their work on picket lines, in the spirit of solidarity. Invitations to rallies etc welcome. Contact facebook.com/pg/PicketLinePoets. The new Poetry on the Picketline anthology is available at culturematters.org.uk.

 

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