Strange, Isn’t It ? by Ian Copestick

Brit Grit, Ian Copestick, Poetry, Punk Noir Magazine

God, it makes me angry, now the
Government are talking about making
Pensioners pay for their T.V. licences.
They always go after the most vulnerable
Members of society. The aged, the poor
The disabled. How do these bastards
Sleep at night ? Since I had a major
Stroke I am classified as disabled
In the last 10 years the amount of
Benefits I receive has dropped by
Nearly 50 %. Strangely,. I have noticed
That inflation hasn’t fell, or the cost
Of living. M.P.’s wages haven’t fell
Either. Strange, isn’t it ?