Pavement Preaching:  Punk As Fuck [A Montage Of Modern Day Misery]

… not just reporting from ‘the streets’, I am ‘the streets’…

… Upon the 8th and ‘Final Day’
God boomed “You can either
have ‘Guns’ or ‘Abortion’
… choose… Carefully!”
the Ranks of the Elderly Folk
… they were Cremating them
in their Thousands…
it was like Old Testament.
This Season… ‘The Man’…
is moving his [Diabolical]
‘Chess Pieces’ in ready
for next Winter… Fuel Prices
[Didn’t see that one coming!]
are going through the roof
at a dizzying, sickening speed.
The ‘Great Unwashed’
will soon be unable to ‘Clean’
or ‘Warm’ themselves, unless
they Defy, Loot and Riot
… no-one Freezes in Prison!
Shop shelves are still
… balancing dangerously…
with ever-decreasing Stock
… and they’ve [Now] started
re-packaging to distinguish
‘Poor’ customers from Others.
Dentists have left the NHS
in droves for the Private Sector
because this Poxy, Fucking
Government’s messing up
Payments to cover ‘Those’
once deemed Entitled
to Free National ‘Health Care’
with their flawed UDA Targets
… people are pulling their own
teeth out, or walking around
Distressed and in PAIN …
and, I wouldn’t be surprised
if the Opticians and Hearing
Aid Specialists join them next.
‘Civil Unrest’ is not a ‘Maybe’
it’s a Fucking CERTAINTY
… this is what happens, mush,
when you Privatise ‘Public
Necessities and Services’…
and put your ‘People’… Last!
There’s a time and a place for
Punching with the… ‘C Word’
… and that ‘Time’ and ‘Place’
is right Fucking Now… Cunts!

Paul Tristram is a widely published Welsh writer who deals in the Lowlife, Outsider, and Outlaw genres.  He wrote his first poem as a teenager following his release from the (Infamous) Borstal ‘HMP Portland’, and he has been creating Literary Terrorism ever since. Read other articles by Paul, or visit Paul's website.