Thursday, April 08, 2021

Socialist Sonnet No. 28


Shops are due to reopen, unlocking

Lockdown begins. Things will be different now,

The world become a better place somehow,

Expectations rising. But the shocking

Truth…it’ll be back to business as usual:

The EU squabbling over vaccine sales,

Brexiteers gloating as export trade fails,

While the latest crime and policing bill

Seeks to silence protests before they begin.

Through the pandemic so much has been lost

And it’s the pressed people that’ll bear the cost,

As global warming keeps rolling on in.

No virus can ever bring change to pass,

Such is the charge laid on the working class.

D. A.

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