NAYYAR SHABBIR AHMAD

Rookie (1950 / Lahore, Pakistan)

Disconnect - Poem by NAYYAR SHABBIR AHMAD

2012 sees the UK in double dip recession
And, all the economies of Europe in the doldrums

But, what are the Politicians and Press
In Britain obsessed with?
Phone-hacking
Press intrusion
Police corruption
Petty accusations
Finger pointing
Who-knew-what-when?
Etc.

And, most important
Which of the Politicians was the chummiest with the Murdoch Press

While Libraries and other Social Amenities are being forced to shut down
Due to-supposedly- a lack of money, a hugely expensive Public Inquiry - something the public has no interest, in - is underway purely to indulge the vanities of newspaper men, celebrities and an assortment of politicians wanting to score cheap political points.

So far this enquiry is a laugh-a-minute
It's amazing how many people have had lapses of memory
And, can't remember a thing
.
So, what will the outcome be?
An obvious reply
A foregone conclusion: :
‘'The Police, Politicians and Press were scandalously close
but, lessons have been learnt! '

In other words'
No head will roll unless ofcourse you're in a junior position
Seniors can blithely ‘take full responsibility' for any and everything
Nothing will happen to them! !

In this harsh climate is it asking too much of Officials of diverse persuasions to pull together and work side by side for the good of the nation?
Apparently, it is.

While the rest of the Country is more interested in things like job and wealth creation, sorting out pensions, trying to retain houses, pay mortgages, etc.

The Ruling Classes fail to connect with the masses - as per usual!


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Poem Submitted: Friday, June 1, 2012

Poem Edited: Friday, June 1, 2012


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