I wrote this poem last year on my creative writing course but it was much shorter and didn't seem finished, so now I have finally finished it, I hope you enjoy it. Comments are welcome
The stated precedent of the Condem Government is:
To implement cuts to pay off the deficit.
When greedy bankers and free market Capitalism
Dramatically failed, they were saved by Socialism
And still they demand no tighter regulation
To control their gambling and reckless speculation
Even when it leads to third-world starvation,
Because profit is their only consideration.
And their biggest worry is double-dip recession,
Which if it lasts longer, will be a depression.
‘There is no alternative’ says Thatcher’s next generation.
‘Someone has to pay for this economic devastation’
As they roll out the old policy of privatization,
(Which also demonstrates their complete lack of imagination),
To sell off to the few, what belongs to the nation
And the cost will be yours and your children’s education.
Along with your health and your old age pension
While blaming the poor for the whole situation
Not to mention that other old chestnut- immigration
Because every government failure needs a scapegoat to aim for
And tomorrow the finger might be pointed at your door.
So, the next time there is a general election
Think carefully before you make your selection
And vote in the best interests of the entire population
Not for Oxbridge boys and their corporate connections
Who deceive us with rhetoric and tabloid machinations
In their lust for power and without any consideration
For the debt, they’ve dumped on future generations.
Because this legacy of poverty has been laid down for posterity
But not for the millionaires who’ve Condemned us to austerity