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Robert Maslen

May
2017
Thursday 11th
posted by Jody Porter in Arts

Well Versed is edited by Jody Porter


Strategic Ballot: A Voter Considers
Robert Maslen

Let's get this straight –
You're telling me

To make my mark
For "Strategy"?

Me, who marched
Before that war

With a million others
You flat ignored,

While Jeremy,
In a frightful tie,

Got up and spoke
For the million who'd die?

Yet you'd have me
Tell him “Get Stuffed!”

From your hedge fund-funded
Castle in Bucks?

Well, no thanks, love.
I've a nose for nonsense.

And while I've breath
I'll vote my conscience.

 

 

Robert Maslen is from Bradford. He is a linguist and researcher with a particular interest in metaphor. Previously he taught English in the UK and Mexico. His stories and poems have appeared in The Frogmore Papers, the Bridport Prize anthology, and elsewhere. He is the author (as Romi La Paz) of the children's book Gabriel's Windmills.

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