Who’s who?

‘Goodwill to all men?’
that remains to be seen

and is Universal credit as green
as it’s painted?

We demonise to demoralise
then criminalise.

But we expect
every man to do his duty
so,
hopeless I lay until they
shoot me and if you think
you’re
not included
you’re deluded!

it’s the lies they feed you because
they need you to have
the scapegoat by the throat,

all the King’s horses and
all the King’s men
but
no nursery rhyme when you’re
doing hard time.

Homeless? that’s fine,
as long as it isn’t you.

© 2019, John Smallshaw.