Tom’s Blog

Author | Poet | Coach

Most days you will be able to read Tom’s Blog here and on Facebook where I write – mostly in verse – about whatever is on my mind.

HERE BUT FOR FORTUNE

They bombard us, assault our emotions daily
all of them genuine cases …. mainly
appealing to the strings of our hearts …and our purses
poor children and animals suffering ..or worse
‘Two pounds or three just a small payment each month
Surely you can afford to donate to our funds?’

And if you happen to survive this emotional blackmail
there are plenty of others making an appeal
street pavements littered with poor people begging
but its difficult to know just which are genuine
it makes me sad
and it makes me feel bad.

We would love to help but how can we deal
with this overwhelming mass appeal
in a country where billionaires number in thousands
and where millionaires are ten a penny then how can
this be a country we dare to call ‘Great’
where we are supposed to solve all the mistakes?

Copyright TMB 2018