Thursday, July 15, 2021

Socialist Sonnet No. 42

 Freedom Days

Stadia are filling, crowds are crowding back.

The mask slips, though international vaccine lags,

Pubs are pulling pints again; who needs track

And trace? Meanwhile, the infection count drags

The graph line sharper, as work discipline

Is being restored and inflation rises.

The world is still there for workers to win

Away from the grasp of capitals’ misers.

‘Nothing’ll be the same again!’ it was said

When the NHS was being applauded,

But now, the leaders are telling the led

Even vague promises can’t be afforded.

Unless the wealthy are relieved of our wealth

Of course, to secure everyone’s future health.

D. A. 

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