A Campaign of Lost Hope – Written Thursday 3rd June 2021 (Aged 46)

A Campaign of Lost Hope

morality washes –
its dirty laundry in a river
it hangs out
in a public space
ethics is just ethics
and it refuses to clean its face

people have lost hope
so they took to the beach
and then they were asked to climb a path
that it could never reach

it is easy –
to say, it does not matter
expectation moves around at night
and it does so, with an almighty clatter

it is easy
to say, they need not be –
of a sufficient standard
after all, that is what they want

morality washes –
its dirty laundry in a river
it holds a conversation with something
blighted as they are by a cursed shiver
ethics finds some ivy
but then it starts to whither
leaders should not speak such untruths
instead, find morality and start deliver




James Garratt – Thursday 3rd June 2021


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


More poems from 2021 here
https://theboybehindtheglasses.com/category/poems-and-writing-2021/

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