Election Blues – poem

Election Blues

 

Brexit and Trump are setting the scene

As crisis grips the world

The fascists and right are on the march

As the liberal dream is felled.

 

There is a divide between young and old

A divide between rich and poor

A divide between leave and remain

Between changers and hard-core

 

The country is split as hatred rules

No consensus is in sight

As arguments violently rage

Giving no glimmer of light

 

Friend takes on friend with vile and bitter words

Personal attacks and passionate abuse from computer nerds

No idea how to heal the wounds that gape

To reconcile conflicting views and beat them into shape

 

There is a divide between young and old

A divide between rich and poor

A divide between leave and remain

Between changers and hard-core

 

It is bridges that end divides – not walls

Talking is better than fighting –

Who heed the calls?

 

9.6.2017

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