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The Poet Next Door

by | Sunday, 30th July 2017

It is striking how often ordinary people, who find themselves the victims of extraordinary wrongs, turn to poetry to express themselves. Perhaps you are living next door to a poet. 

I would like to publish these as I come across them, for they say more than I can about the battle we fight for truth and justice. 

So here is the first of the UK Column poets:

 

Social Care

by Anne Murray

 

It has become apparent that, in this modern day,

Our health and social services are rife with compliancy.

 

And if you dare to tell them, this system isn’t right,

Prepare yourself for battle; you're going to have a fight.

 

They twist and turn the subject; to them we’re all the same,

They will take away your dignity, and blacken your good name.

 

Then you’ll be abandoned, to suffer a bureaucratic fate,

Targeted by the social sharks; that use our babies as bait.

 

The destruction of the family will be their only goal,

It has become apparent: the social care system has no soul.