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Paying Homage

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Paying Homage

                                       Paying Homage

Awaiting the news, anxious for a cash day,
calling friends, only a few replied.
Searching for answers, only music for hay,
returned calls, then you supplied.

Austerity cuts hurting the Western poor,
similar to a normal day for Eastern bites.
Hospital, school, factory workers mop a Northern floor,
left now laminating and missing those Southern nights.

A divisive figure passes, levelled far too many lands,
a magical garden appears in far away sands.
Regrets, threats, defeats, victories; does it matter?
Speaking of current times and old times; review the latter.

Took the choice to move and study those rights abroad,
they had no choice, unfortunate products of the state.
A decade on, worse off, no need too applaud,
takes a tough time to flush out a friend; much homage to a mate.

                                                                    © Shane Cogan, 2013


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  1. Date: 5/1/2013 9:18:00 PM
    An interesting write which I really enjoyed, well done sir.

    Cogan Avatar Shane Cogan
    Date: 5/2/2013 4:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Seosamh :)
  1. Date: 4/12/2013 10:24:00 PM
    Shane, Enjoyed stopping by this evening. Thank you for sharing, ~Always & Forever *LINDA

    Cogan Avatar Shane Cogan
    Date: 5/2/2013 4:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Linda. A dear and personal poem this one.