Treasure Island

Dave Alan Walker

(Pudsey, Leeds)

To Leeds City Council And The Tour De France


Families losing their homes
not knowing which way to turn
not been able to sleep at night
dreading the morning light

What will the Tour De France
do for the people of Leeds
who are losing their homes
to the bedroom tax

Submitted: Friday, October 04, 2013
Edited: Monday, October 07, 2013

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  • Thomas A Robinson (10/8/2013 6:35:00 PM)

    Does it not point out the need for population control.
    The fewer the people the fewer services needed and the need for more taxes. (Report) Reply

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (10/8/2013 9:13:00 AM)

    This bedroom tax seems to affect lot of people who are already in a home. The poem brings the problem to attention of many readers. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (10/8/2013 2:48:00 AM)

    When the tax man comes knocking
    Rudely at your bed room door
    One cannot help empathizing
    At folks who have to climb out of windows
    Every thing is being taxed these days
    For the common good the powers say
    And one day this every air we breathe
    will be taxed by the breaths we take

    (Good poem sir - keep writing) (Report) Reply

  • Anthony Di''anno (10/6/2013 4:04:00 AM)

    It will grease the palms of local councillors and parking meter attendants no doubt Dave. Monied people will mix with monied people and the poor will get a glimpse of expensive shiny bikes between even more expensive handbags and sharp dressed suits. Not a food parcel or hand me down to be seen. Politicians and sportsmen mingling with the main stream media washing the brains of the gawping crowd. Showing fit and healthy well fed people how to live the life of dreams. Only to be disqualified for cheating at some point. Making it all meaningless apart from the money.
    Nice poem, this stuff needs pointing out, well said. (Report) Reply

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