Friday, 2 January 2015

Billboard, Spring Gardens, Edinburgh, January 2nd, in the year of poverty, 2015

Billboard, Spring Gardens, January 2nd, 2015

This is a year when they'll tell us things are cheap
But prices these days put us zero hour workers down to sleep.
What happened to the rights those Tolpuddle Martyrs won ?
Its like the freezing of our sun.
Tell me, how can the profiteers face themselves and grin ?

(With acknowledgements to Blind Alfred Green who on December 4th, 1929 composed and performed the song "How can a poor man stand such times and live?" in New York. This verse is adapted from the song).
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