David Wood

Gold Star - 13,793 Points (07 April 1950 / London)

O Britain - Poem by David Wood

(Finlandia Hymn, Flash Mob)

O hear my song, my prayer of supplication
We the oppressed, abandoned and the poor.
We have no voice, and suffer subjugation
By those who lead and rule our every way.
Only the rich and multi-national companies
Benefit here, their influence hold sway.

Our students pay for all their education
It should be free, it burdens them with debt
Our elderly, impoverished on their pension
While those who lead are out for all they get
Where is a voice, O where is there a leader
To rescue us and free us from despair.

Topic(s) of this poem: prayer

Form: Lyric

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Had my old age pension cut

Comments about O Britain by David Wood

  • Hans Vr (11/22/2015 2:06:00 AM)

    Beautiful prayer to end the seemingly endless burden of greed of a few on society. I think that there isgood hope that one day this wonderful will be answered (Report) Reply

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/4/2015 5:40:00 PM)

    Definitely you hear my poem and song and prayer and supplication. To rescue us God will definitely hear this prayer. Nice and interesting poem shared...10 (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Kurt (11/4/2015 1:13:00 PM)

    Most 'leaders' are part of the problemGreat write, David (Report) Reply

  • Shakil Ahmed (11/4/2015 8:26:00 AM)

    theme of reformation is expressed very well in the poem, people are suffering and the leaders are sleeping this is our tragedy, well-penned, if you find time please read some of my poems and leave your comments. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 4, 2015

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