A POEM FOR OUR TIMES

WRITING ON THE WALL

A POEM BY JAY RAMSAY

People: it's time for us to join hands

and cross the great divide in our minds

speaking with our hearts for what is right.

We are powerful. A strong leader?

We're only weakened divided. Listen,

money and fear divide us - united we stand

in the family we are. United we blossom

in any corner of England, and that means

we abandon ego for each other -

we abandon the cynic for the lover

to make love, to make politics

what it must become, and then we're freed -

Love's Labour our sacred task, a leader

who can read the writing on the wall

says it like it is: a country's passionless fall

or England, Albion, a new dream rising?

A nation where we take care of one and all.

About Jay Ramsay:  "Jay Ramsay is one of our most distinguished, eloquent and passionate visionary poets." Andrew Harvey. @jayramsaypoet

 

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