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Harry Harper
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It creeps into the household and is cunning as a fox,
devours what’s in the pantry and then puts holes in your socks.
It stays awake throughout the day and never sleeps at night,
A hideous intruder – shows no mercy in its plight.

Its hunger never ceases, does not give, and only takes;
this monster, old and ugly - has been bred from past mistakes.
It thrives upon the people who can least afford it most,
this sinister disaster far scarier than a ghost.

Its been alive for centuries, and it is deaf and dumb;
chasing mostly working-class, and it gains a hold on some.
It has no country preference, and it is active here;
its morals are non-existent, of law, it has no fear.

Allows slow starvation and often gets entwined with crime;
can steal away ambition while it has no sense of time.
To some, it is invisible, yet those affected surely see,
this terrible old monster they all know as POVERTY.

© Harry Harper.

Posted : 28/11/2020 3:27 pm
Ric Raftis reacted
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I think there is still a lot of fallout to come from Covid Harry.

Posted : 28/11/2020 4:21 pm
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Harry Harper
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Yes, Ric, with many out of work due to COVID, Christmas will not be the same for the families affected. Victims of circumstances. Cheers.

Posted : 28/11/2020 5:54 pm