Thursday, 8 September 2016

Poetry Thursday 228 - People maintained

The world and its neighbours are always talking about legacies. They may be sporting, political or social, but these legacies perpetuate. Only the other day someone was referring to the legacy of Margaret Thatcher and comparing her with Theresa May. A message to those who always want us to look backwards. 


'Its gone and time has healed the wounds - leave them alone.'

To be thoroughly disgusting - stop picking at the scabs of the past.

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The Thatcher Dichotomy





There is no doubt that residue is left,

that polarised feelings are deeply felt.

No question of her not leaving a mark.
The range was from good to bad in equal part.
She was loved and hated in equal measure
will be celebrated in death as a national treasure.
 A position that leaves some elated
while others have the government berated.
Guilty of destroying communities’ heart
the NHS destruction her policies start.
A tigerish defence of Britain’s protectorate
and refusal to allow EEC dictat.

The boss of every feeble man
Maggie undoubtedly was a woman!
©David L Atkinson April 2013

Human interactions are fraught with pitfalls. The problems that arise range from minor spats to wars, and perhaps it is due to what is in today's offering.


If the cap fits

You just can’t trust them
no matter how long you’ve known them.
They are only interested in one thing,
those aspects of life that benefit them.

Thirty years is no measure to them,
dependability only illusory in them.
They are only interested in one thing,
those aspects of life that benefit them.

No matter what you do for them
irrespective of the gratitude you show them.
They are only interested in one thing,
those aspects of life that benefit them.

Irrelevant all that’s done for you by them,
regardless of the generosity from them.
They are only interested in one thing,
those aspects of life that benefit them.

Charities may receive support from them,
religion may succour them.
They are only interested in one thing,
those aspects of life that benefit them.

The terrible lurking shame for them,
is where trust seems to lie for them.
They appear to be interested in only one thing
but whatever, it is unaware of them.
© David L Atkinson July 2014


God Bless