Who torched their boats and loved to see them burn

58 people died in Grenfell Tower fire, more are in intensive care

How shall we be judges of this land
When cheapness, profit are the main concerns?
The poor die and the rich don’t understand

To judge we merely have to look around
When health and safety laugh as towers burn
How can we NOT be judges of tbis land?

We know we will all come to the same end
For some justice, many people yearn
The poor die and the rich won’t understand

Descended from the Vikings, cruel of hand
Who torched their boats and loved to see them burn
How can we not judge this savage land?

By the media, our souls are undermined
And through the windows of the screen, we learn
The poor die young, the rich won’t countermand

Why do we view the unemployed with scorn?
The steel works and the boatyards won’t return
We must rise up to speak about our land
Where the poor will die and the rich won’t understand

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About Katherine

I like poetry and history
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2 Responses to Who torched their boats and loved to see them burn

  1. Bushka says:

    Profundity in verse! Good! 🙂 Hugs!

    Liked by 1 person

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