Is This What You Want? – Written June 2017 (Aged 42)

Is This What You Want?

is this what you want?
a state –
that leaves people to die –
in a concrete tomb
one that stretches into the sky
a state –
enslaved to capitalism
and all of its lies
is this what you want?
a government –
invested only in its own interests
and those institutions
are the ones of power and wealth
they privatise our vital services
almost by stealth

is this what you want?
politicians telling us who to hate
selling arms to countries
who actually seal our fate
i cannot believe –
that this can go on
equality now just another chore
the disenfranchised so stigmatised –
and left without a voice
those who find themselves –
on bottom rungs
blamed, dried out and then hung
is this what you want?
surely none of this is natural
and surely we can have something different?




James Garratt – June 2017


More poems at
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 https://theboybehindtheglasses.com/2020/01/08/the-boy-behind-the-glasses-an-introduction/ 


More poems from 2017 here
https://theboybehindtheglasses.com/category/poems-and-writing-2017/

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