An original short poem by Edward Black

THE DESTRUCTION OF MY ENGLAND
And did those feet...

Churchill and the War
Heath and the European Union
Both to achieve Peace in Our Time
Lofty thoughts, high ideals
Which we all fought for
With blood, toil, tears and sweat
And paid the prices for
All in our different ways
And created fine institutions
Grammar Schools, Comprehensive Schools, the NHS
Now all destined to crash
And the England of Hardy and Elgar is
Going, going, gone
Within months. Or weeks...

With fond memories of Max Gate.

© Edward Black

Edward Black can be contacted on: egblack@hotmail.com

 

 

Society calendar
Upcoming events
Latest news
The Thomas Hardy Society 2019
HomeJoin usMenuContact us

This website uses cookies

We use cookies to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners who may combine it with other information that you’ve provided to them or that they’ve collected from your use of their services. You consent to our cookies if you continue to use our website.

OK Accept Cookies