Christmas celebrations now an expensive memory
new year hangovers have abated
twenty seventeen just embedded in your thoughts
world turmoil continues
without even a moment of reflection of human cost
where compassion is lost!
Those enthusiastic resolutions are already forgotten
salaries and work a growing issue
more food banks created as the belts become tight
yet money there for public buildings
with the brexit deadline quickly looming up ahead
filling many with a sense of dread!
Europe seems more divided and a new president-elect
an air of depression lingers
for most they are resigned for yet another tough year
with the added fear of attack
the trust in politicians dividing our crowded nation
there is a need for unity and cooperation!
Sound a familiar pattern that keeps on repeating
every country has its tribulations
people have to battle on no point in weeping
with countless social frustrations
but for us to survive there must be some hope
or as problems soar we may not cope!