Poetry – Let The Kids Starve

Let The Kids Starve

Let the kids starve.

We don’t care.

Who the hell says

That life is fair?

You get what you deserve

In this life.

You have to try harder –

Poverty’s rife!

The ‘haves’ get more.

The ‘have-nots’ get less.

That’s the way it is.

It’s not a mess.

Feckless parents

Need to take responsibility.

It’s not our fault

If they lack sensibility.

So let the kids starve.

We’ll turn our back.

We’re not responsible

For the food they lack.

But Mr Politician,

It’s not the kids’ fault.

The system you created

Has got them caught!

Opher – 25.10.2020

The callous situation that has developed regarding free school meals has clearly demonstrated the mind-sets. Tories are very happy with having an underclass. They need people to exploit. It’s their own entire fault. They should have had more ambition and tried harder. They are where they are because of their own fault.

If you can’t afford kids you shouldn’t have them.

They speak from a position of privilege. A bunch of millionaires representing millionaires. A party set up by millionaires to protect their elitism.

But those poor children, born into poverty, have done nothing wrong. They are the victims. Some of those parents may be feckless, but not all of them. Many are just victims of circumstance, of a system created by politicians.

Covid-19 has greatly exacerbated the problem.

Where is the compassion?

Surely a country with our great wealth can afford to feed our children.

It looks callous to me. The sums are relatively small. If it was a bank they’d be bailed out.

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