Monday, 20 March 2017

Haiku’s for March

The early promise
Of a March spring is cut short
As chill winds persist.

The March wind and rain
Paints patterns on window panes
Like small rivulets.

March promises spring,
But, daffodils bloom too soon,
Heralding false dawn.

Icy cold rain drops,
Like frozen spikes pierce my cheeks,

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Unite's Community Branches

To Gail, Binky and all the rest of Unite's Community Members, I would like give you all a great big THANK YOU.
Thank you for your tireless work fighting the vicious austerity programme that is raining so much pain and misery upon our members, and disabled people generally.
Thank you for supporting community services and projects around the country; for helping to keep our vital services alive.
Thank you for turning up in numbers at industrial pickets to lend your support and Solidarity.
You have become an integral part of Unite the Union and I will continue working with and supporting Unite's Community Branches in whatever capacity I find myself.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Tory Cuts Kill

Tory Cuts Kill

It’s a well known fact that Tory cuts kill
They target people who are ill
And if you’re disabled, you’re fair game,
An easy touch for the Nasty Party to blame.

It’s undisputed that Tory cuts kill
When disabled people lose the will
To go on living when it gets so dark
That existance becomes too bloody stark.

The reality is that Tory cuts kill
When they use austerity as a poisonous pill
That is doled out to the very poor
Who are then pushed towards death’s door.

We know very well that Tory cuts kill
As the work capacity assessment is still
In place despite the fact it’s fatally flawed
And its associated deaths are just ignored.

Sure, the papers know that Tory cuts kill
Yet still they use the poisonous quill
To misreport, and while leading the attack
On people they don’t think can fight back.

Since we know that Tory cuts kill
Disabled people must continue to fight until
We have torn down the barriers of oppression
To be replaced with bridges of compassion.