Poetry

The Underclass

By 2nd January 2012December 9th, 2019No Comments

The underclass is bigger now
For it includes the elderly
Who can’t afford to pay for care;
And people who are not too well
And haven’t got sufficient wealth,
So have to use the National Health;
And kids who live on sink estates
Who know that they will not get work,
So hang around in gangs with mates
And find that they must carry knives
Because they’re fearful for their lives;
And those who have just lost their jobs
Who find they cannot pay their loans,
Afraid that they may lose their homes.
The only work that they will get
Is juggling an endless debt.
Yet the rich still make a mint
While small businesses go skint
And we all watch expenses soar
While many earn less than before.
That’s why the situation calls
For us to protest at St Paul’s!

Andrew Diamond

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