Margaret Thatcher

She was the honourable Margaret to the right,
But to the left, as Margaret Thatcher
Vilified and infamously renowned for
Being the primary school milk snatcher.
A humble grocer's daughter from Grantham
A tory in thought, words and deeds.
Rising through the ranks to become
Prime Minister with a strict capitalist creed.
For eleven years, this Iron Lady
Gagged the unions and trampled the poor,
Sold off the utilities, making shareholders rich,
Announcing "Society is no more."
The lady would not turn, so a bloody coup
Turfed her out and now thirty years on
Her legacy is still felt by the homeless needy
Cos the council houses were sold and the profits gone.

Society will exist as long as someone cares
About justice and peace, parity for all.
She may be sainted by those on the right,
But socialists cheer her downfall.

Published by poetdoesarun

I started running 16 years ago to help manage anxiety and depression and found the endorphins helped me in another write my sermons for Sunday.... and then inspiration came for poetry. A Christmas present 2017 was a book by Jo Bell, challenging the reader to write a poem a week for a year. This blog showcases these and other poems composed on the run.

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