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Poetry on the Picket Line Gloomsters and Doomsters

this morning, embracing the spirit
of a newly energised nation
Kevin is at the foodbank once more
giddy with what he knows now
must be enthusiasm
which he – fool that he is –
had mistaken for hunger

 

believing in himself and what he can achieve
he picks tins of can-do beans
from the shelf – a small step, yes
but one he understands will lead
sure as eggs is eggs
to a better future

later, he will skip happily
through sunlit uplands
singing hallelujahs to the landlord
for renting out a flat with no room
for self-doubt, negativity,

or swinging the cat
he’s not allowed under the terms
of his agreement.

 

...the warm glow of positive mentality spreading through the nation...

Steve Pottinger

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/p/PicketLinePoets.

The new Poetry on the Picket Line anthology is available at culturematters.org.uk.

 

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