Mai Venn

That Regime End - Poem by Mai Venn

see that regime end

It’s November here in Ireland and the atmosphere is quite,
Peace before a storm, the old folk think it’s possibly right,
There is an election looming and it’s coming ‘round the bend,
While the realistic Irish want to see that austere regime end.

The leaders of our country are staying exceptionally quiet,
While the opposition parties are preparing for a fight,
Now Christmas is approaching; the homeless are filled with worry,
They need help and support and they need it in a hurry.

The sick are left on trolleys, be they young or very old,
While the politicians argue they are left out in the cold,
The elections they are pending, coming around the bend,
While the realistic Irish want to see that austere regime end.

Topic(s) of this poem: illness, sadness

Form: Blues Poem

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Ireland UNDER

Comments about That Regime End by Mai Venn

  • Hazel Durham (11/8/2015 7:47:00 AM)

    The truth laid bare as the election looms ominously and the ordinary people of Ireland carry the burden of past mistakes by bankers and the government. Ordinary people pay the price as this government has introduced water charges, property tax etc. While they are left stranded without any hope for a better future as the powers that be bleed them dry.
    Powerful and great write!
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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 6, 2015

Poem Edited: Tuesday, November 10, 2015

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