Monday, 8 April 2013

(Day 8) Goodbye, Maggie Thatcher

Goodbye Maggie

Causing tragedy what was she was good at.

Not making funny cups of coffee
With floaters like walls
Or making molehills
Out of mountains.

Not creating wars 
to keep themselves in power
Or lining up bottles like bullets
And missing the target every time.

Not forging letters
Containing made up offences
Or causing riots
Over the poll tax
just for the hell of it. 

Causing tragedy what was she was good at.

Tragedy was causing people to live
Hand to mouth
On a stone’s throw.

Tragedy was the creation of the miner’s strike
Through pig headed politics.
(See quotes like ‘we had to fight the enemy
Without in the Falklands. We always have to be aware of the
enemy within, which is much more difficult to fight and
more dangerous to liberty' displaying her
attitude to the miners)

Endless queues outside the Job Centre.

Unemployment at 3 million.

Privatisation of state owned companies
and reducing the power 
and influence of trade unions.

The Moss Side Riots.

Causing tragedy what was she was good at.

An Wall Street on masses.

An flag I now leave an quarter drawn
on the edge of a darkness
that still threatens to swamp our country
even now. 

(Sadly the prompt for Napwimio today got overtook by the news of the death of
Margaret Thatcher, ex british prime ministor. This is my tribute to her if that is the right word)

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