Friday, 18 September 2009


We worked;
For generations
That’s what we did.
We were once the salt of the Earth
Who stopped our land
From slipping too far into extremes,
And unlike other countries
We succeeded.

But we overextended ourselves,
Took our worth too seriously,
Believed better educated people
Who said they represented us.
Eventually we became
Enamoured of the possibilities
Available, and were diluted
By their more than cordial rewards.

Now we’re nothing,
Except the excrement the
Nation wishes to be rid of. We’ve
Lost occupations and
Brotherhoods and given everyone
High blood pressure
As they try to find
A solution for us.

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