Coronation Day 2nd June 1953

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Thundering and lightning crackled without warning in clear blue skies

the silenced old gods and wise men left only indentations, remembrances

 

Of psalms and words in the places they’d once stood in so many guises.

In the tall aspen trees above the school yard Jackdaws turned into blackness

 

 

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Lest we forget

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Our forebears fought for rights

strived for children’s lives

worked to establish

protection for the ill

the old and those

who could not look

after themselves

its a neighborly thing

to look after kith and kin

even when they aren’t your own

we’ve been through this before

the rich the vested interest

and the “poor law”

time to look after our own

time to look it in the eye

see what it is

see what its for

make sure you vote

with your eyes open

don’t give your vote away!