Poetry – John Phillips – Green Pantoum

Another one from John from his Shorts and Shots.

   Green Pantoum

In England s rain-swept, green and pleasant land

Where being green is very hard to be

As many choose to fail to understand

And thus evade responsibility.

Where being green is very hard to be

When politics and industry conspire

And thus, evade responsibility

To profit and to furnish their desires.

When politics and industry conspire,

Misrepresent the facts to power their game

To profit and to furnish their desires

Deny the truth and so apportion blame.

Misrepresent the facts to power their game

As many choose to fail to understand

Deny the truth and so apportion blame

In England s rain-swept green and pleasant land