Trained by the press
to slur ‘Socialist’,

to spit out the word,
to deny the left vote,

Murdoch breast-fed you
for many decades,
so you repeat the mantra
‘bloody unions’ again,

those ‘bloody unions’ –
which gave us dignity,
those ‘bloody unions’ –
gave us all you see:

Return to your sofa,
switch on Sky News,
accept the status quo,
and get rightly-screwed.

Mike Bell Poetry

Mike Bell aims to write 10,000 poems, stick them up here one at a time, and then take a nap. By then he should be about 85 years old and have out-gunned PD, dementia, and the end of days. Possibly. Before the floods and fires. Mike Bell is found working for money as a freelance set designer.

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