In Search of My Father 2017 Writing Project

In Search of My Father 2017 Writing Project
In Search of My Father, 2017 writing project supported by The National Lottery through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

A WORLD EMPTIED OF POETRY - WORLD POETRY DAY 2017

In a worst case scenario,
as the Arts are squeezed and filed under trivial,
by vote-seekers clinging to power,
consider the tumbleweed loneliness
of a world emptied of poetry
by a transient political shower.

The austerity oiks on a decent wage,
choke the creative day after day,
and the results of their efforts to be worthy -
they fuck things up and walk away.

They mess with the schools,
shut libraries down,
there's no cash in the coffers they lie,
yet there's millions and more
suddenly found to fund wars
and send young kids to die.

So, churn out the words, the phrases, the poems,
clear your throats and shout yourself hoarse,
drown out the negative bullshit,
for poets are an unstoppable force.




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