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The Numbers

The Numbers

Fragile rancid rations 
Your county needs you!
Practice common sense 
and know your place...
 
Unprotected and expendable
key workers lives 
earn a special place
in God's mysterious grace... 

Rationality is a wild goose chase
Peasents quench the viruses taste
I'll only believe wholeheartedly
That we are a classles society...

The day toffs are laid
undignified...
alongside the porpers
In unmarked mass
sodden graves... 

An atheist that's afraid of a deity 
but believes a God would spread wealth...
I believe the future is born inside us
It's not birthed somewhere else... 

 

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Being Me

Oh I do like this poem of yours, Syd. I think this virus has laid new lines in our society. At last the right people are being hailed as the heroes they are and we are looking up to the doctors and nurses, the cleaners, the drivers, the shop workers ...people who have always been in the background keeping us and the world around us afloat...instead of celebrities. A great write and I have pinned it because it is so relevant and has been written in a strong voice x

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Syd

Thank you so much. I'm glad you agree. These are worrying times.

Take care - Syd 

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Nigel Cresswell

Excellent Syd. Weird times. 
Isn't that an old Chinese curse? 

May you live in interesting times.

Colnenel Tom and Korean schoolchildren have provided more PPE than the British Government. 
Nigel 

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Syd

Hi Nigel,
I'm not sure about the ancient Chinese curse but the way our Tory government has betrayed the frontline workers is sickening. Gaslighting comes to mind.

Stay safe - Syd 

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Tony Taylor

Dear Poet Brother SYD!!...it is in the minds of men.....ordinary men...where the truth is told unabashedly...….you my friend.....ARE the truth.....a bit of ancient wisdom laid bare....here in these days of "Wine and Roses"!!…..where poets like you......are a candle in the wind!!…...an extraordinary write.......Pinned for perfection!!…..Bravo brother!!…...Bravo!!…...T xo  : )

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Syd

Hi Tony, apologies for the late reply. Thank you so much for your kind comment. Really appreciated the pin. You're gifted not just at poetry but also at leaving inspiring feedback.

Thanks again  - Syd xo 

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Gerard McGowan

Hi Syd, blessed are the meek, you say your poetry isn't great, you, most humble of man have more power in your tongue than atoms.

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Syd

Thank you so much Gerard. I definitely have the odd off period though. I'm glad you enjoyed this one so much.

Take care - Syd

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Pratibha Savani

Brilliant write. Agree with the previous comments...very relevant today here and now. Thanks for sharing 😃

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Syd

Thank you so much Pratibha, apologies for the late reply. I don't believe I've seen you here on Cosmo before. I'll have to have a read of your poetry.

Best wishes - Syd 

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