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(07 April 1950 / London)

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Asses dressed in ermine

The law is an ass dressed in ermine robes
The ass is guided by the government monkeys
Who wield the whip of parliamentary statutes.

The disabled, who store medical equipment
In their spare bedroom, are to be evicted
To go into smaller unsuitable accommodation.

The minister who introduced the Bedroom Tax
Will probably be knighted or given an honour
At the expense of the evicted disabled tenants.

The law is just the strong arm of the government
To do the governments will at the expense of the
Disabled and poor who are just trying to survive.

Submitted: Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, July 31, 2013


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  • Mike Barrett (11/24/2013 8:57:00 AM)

    David, love your work! If spirit moves you check out my poem, On Justice, it deals with this theme. Cheers!

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  • Noreen Carden (9/23/2013 6:54:00 PM)

    Hello David great poem why is it the poorest are always punished same all around the world
    well written

  • Geetha Jayakumar (9/5/2013 11:59:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem on tax...Some tax laws are quiet strange..Loved the way you presented.

  • Heather Wilkins (8/16/2013 1:02:00 PM)

    this is just another tax. we are taxed on everything. next tax the air we breathe

  • Paul Brookes (8/13/2013 2:34:00 AM)

    As usual it is always the easy target that gets hit. The law is for the rich the poor just have to take what comes. It's the old story of divide and conquer and you have put into words what many of us are thinking. Well done 10/10 BB : O)

  • Bobby Wynn (7/31/2013 4:06:00 PM)

    Thanks for the best write about it. They are also going through with one here.

  • Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (7/31/2013 12:47:00 AM)

    very controversial poem. thinking of the independent case mentioned in this poem, it is all right and the disabled people should be protected..more over London is promoting single mothers.. other opinions of David are not very clear..

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (7/30/2013 3:28:00 PM)

    Strange is this bedroom tax. Some tax laws are always strange.

  • Dave Walker (7/30/2013 10:53:00 AM)

    A great poem, I can only see it getting worse, it may
    get better in the end with people pressure but by then
    it will be too late, the damage will be done.

  • Adheez Van Der Beanthz (7/30/2013 10:41:00 AM)

    yeah, the law is puppet of government
    used for their benefit
    very good poem
    thanks for sharing

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