Recession

Faces lined with worry
Children have not been fed
The only heat inside the house
Is wrapped up inside the bed.
The fridge is cold and empty
the mice have disappeared
The economic storm
Is worse than we ever feared.

The waters on a meter
The house is taxed yet bare
The pleadings fall on deaf ears
They don’t even pretend to care.
The rich they buy things cheaply
From the honest forced to sell
When the good life unravels
As they tumble down to hell.

Politician empathize with rhetoric
Yet they never the burden share
As they squeeze out hope, from life
Leave us to wallow in despair.
They guard the banks that failed us
The gamblers that lost their bets
As they feed us with empty promises
but with no compromise on our debts.

Yet through it all together
We struggle on and on
And exhausted from our trying
Our health and love seems gone
We’ll turn the corner all alone
Our emigrant children far away
emptying the soul of native place
As they work abroad and stay.
Grandchildren only in a photo see
But never dance upon our knee
Lost a chance to share our history
Our mystic tales, mythologies .

The crimes in silence
you in charge commit
You committed the good
to a lonely shame
And we the beasts of burden
Carry the cross with all your blame.
We blame each other now for things
But we never caused this rust or rot
And we, who bailed you buggers out
You’ve conveniently forgot.

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Comments

  • Alenka Co
    Alenka Coalmost 2 years ago

    Deeply moving. You describe this so well. A tragedy happening right now.

  • evon ski
    evon skialmost 2 years ago

    powerful. shot right from the heart through the pen, you nail this Tim. brilliant in truth and simple honesty.

  • Arco Iris  R
    Arco Iris Ralmost 2 years ago

    Wow!!! Truthful to the core. It is the poet’s duty to bring out hope, love, sadness and scream to the world about how we should reach for our dreams no matter what, but it is also our duty to stop the little white lies we tell when all is not well and make that wake up call. You have the ability to write about all of the above and more and we know it all comes straight from the ink of your heart.

  • Catherine Berger
    Catherine Bergeralmost 2 years ago

    a lovely heartfelt write Tim :)

  • Rocky Loder
    Rocky Loderalmost 2 years ago

    great write tim…its happenin everywhere…

  • MINDSET
    MINDSETalmost 2 years ago

    This is true….. good write……..

  • SteveD49
    SteveD49almost 2 years ago

    A reality we here in the U.S. are up against as our current maniacal dictator slowly pilfers the livelihood from all of us as we sit idly by allowing it. This piece PISSES ME OFF in a [good] way that it brings home the reality of governmental control over all our lives regardless of where we bed down. The world is no mans to claim yet they’ve stolen it in its entirety from itself. When enough is finally enough we WILL put an end to it. Love the in your face honesty here Tim. We ALL needed this kick in the ass.

  • Donna19
    Donna19almost 2 years ago

    Good to write from feeling no matter if it is good or bad. It makes the work human and relate-able. I see from the responses your point was well received and connected to Tim. Really a good work friend.

  • B.C. Beck
    B.C. Beckalmost 2 years ago

    There’s a solid well-deserved punch in your words. And a tragic, moving description of a terrible plight.

  • MoonlightLover
    MoonlightLoveralmost 2 years ago

    Brilliant writing Timbo. Europe and the world are knee-deep in the shit.

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