Dave Alan Walker

(Pudsey, Leeds)

A Government Graveyard


Gathered in the graveyards
waiting for our own deaths
recesses called graves
waiting to take us

It's the life that poverty gave to us
the life the government
won't help us to get out of

Maybe it's time for a new hope
and a new government

Submitted: Saturday, October 12, 2013
Edited: Thursday, October 31, 2013

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  • Brian Jani (6/19/2014 2:30:00 PM)

    Yah i am inclined to agree with you, its very true and your poem is short yet it has pages of meaning (Report) Reply

  • Stephen W (12/20/2013 4:07:00 PM)

    @Joe Breunig: rather naive, sir. The rich grow fat on government contracts. The condition of the poor depends on the attitude government takes.

    They trot out lots of lies
    To praise free enterprise.
    But all they really do
    Is steal from me and you.

    They give the state the blame,
    A rich rogue's lying game.
    No end to their demands
    When power's in their hands.

    The taxman grabs our dosh
    And gives it to the posh,
    Through contracts that are bent.
    We wonder where it went. (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai (10/28/2013 5:57:00 PM)

    Friend! you are right. a very realistic poem.
    It's the life that poverty gave to us
    the life the government
    won't help us to get out of (Report) Reply

  • S.zaynub Kamoonpuri (10/27/2013 1:29:00 AM)

    A hardhitting poetic political riot against d govt. Yor poem is great indeed n true.
    Pls do chk out my latest poem. (Report) Reply

  • David Wood (10/26/2013 6:37:00 AM)

    Out of the frying pan into the fire springs to mind. We in the UK do not seem to have politicians who are capable of running our country for anything other than their own aims and ambitions. (Report) Reply

  • Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (10/21/2013 10:26:00 AM)

    The grave - such a wonderful place
    No tax men or gangsters come calling
    Even If they do, they leave in such a haste
    Absolute peace be it sunny or snow falling
    The grave, the grave oh such a wonderful place.....

    (Good short poem sir - welcome to my page too) (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (10/19/2013 11:57:00 AM)

    I've just about given up on hope Dave, and as for a new government - they're all the same, aren't they? ! (Report) Reply

  • Shahzia Batool (10/17/2013 2:45:00 PM)

    This poem is applicable to many governments in many countries...what should i call it? a mild satire, or a wild one?
    but it is true! (Report) Reply

  • Wahab Abdul (10/17/2013 8:39:00 AM)

    ''the life the government
    won't help us to get out of'' these two lines give me another meaning....i love it what i understood by reading the two lines.....love your poem 10 marks.. (Report) Reply

  • Joe Breunig (10/15/2013 2:52:00 PM)

    An intriguing piece, but I don't agree with its basic premises; just because politicians suck on the government teat for their long and lackluster careers, it doesn't mean that thegovernment is responsible for the poverty/abundance of its citizenry; the government needs to protect its population, so that the talents of its people can grow and attain their futures through honest and diligent effort.


    -Joe Breunig,
    Reaching Towards His Unbounded Glory (Report) Reply

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (10/15/2013 8:26:00 AM)

    through out the world same thing why/ yhis is the Question where we we are not mindless still we are cheated thank Alan (Report) Reply

  • Thomas A Robinson (10/13/2013 4:07:00 PM)

    The government is the call of the people. When the two lose touch with each other it is called tyranny. (Report) Reply

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (10/13/2013 2:08:00 PM)

    Even the current government is an elected one. Is there any way the government may be made to listen to the citizens? A new government may have new problems which we do not know. I am only suggesting as another thought. The poem definitely brings the problem to attention. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Ken E Hall (10/13/2013 5:09:00 AM)

    Many governments are useless regarding the working man...I believe Sweden look after their retired better than any place on the planet...In the UK anyone with pots of cash can still get the pension...Still the country is lovely but OZ has better sunshine cheers Dave (Report) Reply

  • David Wood (10/12/2013 5:30:00 AM)

    People are truly suffering from this dreadful tax. Not only rent arrears but council tax arrears too, a double whammy (Report) Reply

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