politicians practice poetry

politicians practice poetry

A Poem by Kirsty Woodward

new music 

new art 

new books 

new poems 

new restaurants

new amusement parks 

new one pound coins 

new bank notes 

Winston Churchill 

new laws 

Refined 

new politicians 

new Prime Minister

Unelected 

new suits 

new boots 

the Bank of f*****g England 


politicians and their priorities 

I mean, nobody really knows. 

the collapse of Big Ben 

poor thing 


new palaces 

new holes in your socks 

new bodies lining the streets


we have forgotten what democracy is really about 

we have forgotten 

we have forgotten 


and the men in the shop doorways lie bleeding as we walk by. 

© 2017 Kirsty Woodward


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lately i have been writing similarly...can't help but write political these days..it's our job to expose what is there and many don't even see...right in front of them.

i am inclined to love the last 4 lines of this...exceptional.

j.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Kirsty Woodward

3 Years Ago

Thank you for this lovely comment Jacob.

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Added on January 13, 2017
Last Updated on March 30, 2017
Tags: politics, politicians, British, parliament, democracy, law, England, conservative, party, winter, poverty, Oxford, south

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Kirsty Woodward
Kirsty Woodward

Nottingham, United Kingdom, United Kingdom



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