When all's Said and Done
What a year, and most people are glad it's over.
Personally, I saw the New Year in sober
with all my colleagues who had to work, while others stayed at home,
some having lost someone dear but the selfish could only moan
about how they couldn't get to the celebrations
or spend time with their relations.
Because of the covid folks have become so introspective,
wondering how Britain has become so small minded and isolated
We're free to trade with all the world on our own terms
without interference from the Germans and French;
'How dare they tell us what to do? We won't have it anymore, we're free.'
Yes, free to erode the work conditions of the ordinary people, the Equality Act is pee wee.
Colour blindness and the gig economy is the name of the game,
discrimination and prejudice and apportioning blame
to people with no right of reply, or legal aid to question why
their families have no food to eat, while rich bastards can drive by
the food banks and wonder what these people do with their cash
that they need to degrade themselves by putting out their hands
for donations of food and 'luxury items'; sanitary products, toiletries and even loo roll.
I remember 1972, visiting Martha Street welfare store to get a new pair of shoes
as my mum had no money to allow me to choose
the same shoes as all the girls in my class, or buy extra socks instead of having only one pair
which she washed every night for me so that no one would stare
and say that I was a pauper with my dirty clothes.
She did her best after all she had lost;
her husband in prison and she's all alone
No help lines then, in fact not even a phone.
This was before we were in the EU, when things got better for me and you.
So don't tell a lass who's lived through that time
that we're better off out and that things will be just fine
Maybe for the rich who have stashed their money away from the tax man
in a tax haven; Curacao, Jersey, Ireland or even the Isle of Man
I didn't think the tories could top Thatcher's policies or be more heartless
But Bo Jo and his cronies have surpassed her, as they've reaped in their harvest
of tax payers' money and property deals.
It took a footballer to shame them into providing free meals
for the children in need and the isolated
What a bloody mess this government has created.