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* *If* *Only* *Governments* *Would look back at* *World pandemics like* *Sars or the Spanish flu* *They'd realise that you cannot* *Save the economy and the health* *Of the people at the very same time.* *********************************
Written on 30th September 2020.

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Date: 10/29/2020 2:17:00 PM
Your brilliant and insightful pen pours with gold, Tom. I agree with your reply to Vijay; "shame it's always about money, the whole world should have shut down straight away, it would have been cheaper in the long term".. so true! Your poem is awesome in shape and content, my friend. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
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Date: 10/29/2020 3:44:00 PM
Thank you very much Susan, it annoys me to see governments dithering on what to do next, doing little bits here and there hoping things will improve, but this virus isnt going anywhere soon. A look back at history would tell them that. Hope you're keeping well. Tom
Date: 10/20/2020 5:50:00 AM
This is very creative write, Tom. The asterisk at the top reminds me of the all seeing eye at the top of the pyramid ;)
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Date: 10/20/2020 6:25:00 AM
Thank you Angela, shame our great leaders dont have the eye. Tom
Date: 10/6/2020 1:59:00 PM
exactly. But our world leaders are crazy. I really like your poem and how it looks on the page.
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Date: 10/7/2020 12:53:00 AM
Thank you very much Andrea, after reading Michael Tors verse I'm wondering do they even care. Tom
Date: 10/3/2020 8:11:00 AM
People lives first, get them well, and they will handle the economy and make it boom, the reverse will leave no one that can handle anything. Sad they don't interview for these jobs - many would be far more sensitive to the question of humanity. Blessings Jennifer - a great political fact penned creatively which should be put to debate with non-politicians. Jennifer
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Date: 10/3/2020 8:23:00 AM
Thank you very much Jennifer, its always money before people and you're right, if people are ill. How can the economy improve Enjoy your weekend. Tom
Date: 10/1/2020 2:17:00 PM
Spot on Tom, well said, has been handled badly from the start and still do so : ( well written and structured, Emilia : ) x
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Date: 10/1/2020 2:44:00 PM
Thank you Emilia, They've bungled their way through this pandemic, I've lost all faith in our government Tom
Date: 10/1/2020 10:39:00 AM
Sadly, this is so true, Tom. I would like to see health given more priority here. How can the economy recover if people keep getting sick. An excellent poem! Hugs, carolyn
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Date: 10/1/2020 10:47:00 AM
Thank you very much Carolyn, too many half hearted measures in place, I fear this virus will be with us for some time. Tom
Date: 10/1/2020 4:03:00 AM
- You are 100% right, Tom !!! - Beautifully written and shaped :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 10/1/2020 4:19:00 AM
Thank you very much Anne, all governments have made a hash of things, an early shutdown would have stopped it in its tracks of course they left it too late to contain it. Tom
Date: 10/1/2020 3:27:00 AM
Awesome words, my friend. God bless you :)
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Date: 10/1/2020 3:39:00 AM
Thank you very much Regina, they cant balance the two, unfortunately it is one or the other. Tom
Date: 10/1/2020 1:18:00 AM
Words of beauty and insight into a so wonderful poetry! So meaningful what you have composed, Tom! So much enjoyed reading! Hope you are doing well.. My warmest wishes. Regards and blessings
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Date: 10/1/2020 3:38:00 AM
Thank you very much Besma, lovely to to you on here. Im well and hope that you are too. Tom
Date: 10/1/2020 12:34:00 AM
So true you say, Tom, if only...
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Date: 10/1/2020 1:11:00 AM
Thank you very much Jo, at the end if all this it will be swept under the carpet, so annoying. Hope you're well Tom
Date: 9/30/2020 9:16:00 PM
A valid point Tom, Yet those of the riches folk on the planet, seem to get even more opulent.
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Date: 9/30/2020 11:49:00 PM
Thank you Harry, so true, they always deny they have cash to spend, but they must have a magic money tree in downing st, whats more annoying billions spent in useless ppe for the nhs and a useless track and trace system that they just write off. Tom
Date: 9/30/2020 9:09:00 PM
G’day Tom … it is no surprise that politicians haven’t woken up to this fact, but the fear of being tossed out keeps them trying to - well written Tom - Lindsay
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Date: 9/30/2020 11:46:00 PM
Thank you very much Lindsay, its so annoying, its coming to light that a lot of the scientific advice has been ignored, of course when it's over theyll blame the scientists, some of them have brought it to light though, of course on the day of reckoning the politicians will run for the hills. Tom
Date: 9/30/2020 1:04:00 PM
so well-said, tom! when will they ever learn? maybe if we have a new leader there will be some improvement (fingers and toes crossed)...
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Date: 9/30/2020 1:41:00 PM
Thank you very much Ilene, im keeping crossed for you too. Tom
Date: 9/30/2020 12:23:00 PM
"Save the economy and the health" No, you cannot do both at the same time. Your thoughts hold so much truth. My best to you. ~ Brandy
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Date: 9/30/2020 12:33:00 PM
Thank you very much Brandy, sadly our governments have learnt nothing from history, all throughout this pandemic has been a comedy of errors, they'll spend millions on enquiries and the politicians will always come out squeaky clean. Tom
Date: 9/30/2020 12:00:00 PM
They will never learn because power interests them more. Well written. ~~
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Date: 9/30/2020 12:29:00 PM
Thank you Victor, they could have saved billions if they'd locked down earlier but greed took over, the scientists in the uk advised the incompetent govt who cherry picked bits of the advice to save money, they're going to lose a lot more now. Tom
Date: 9/30/2020 11:37:00 AM
Poets know that all world economies were rocked? And that the USA is recovering faster than any country economically? No they do not know. We are! Stock market is soaring, more jobbs are open, etc! SARS killed 75,000 in the USA... One candidate wants to lockdown the country again. Excellent poem, Tom and form. Pangie. The USA did not give birth to that virus. The numbers are still wrong, Pangie
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Date: 9/30/2020 12:27:00 PM
Thank you Panagiota, mistakes have been made and even now they're painting a rosy picture but peel back the layers and youll find rot. Tom
Date: 9/30/2020 11:31:00 AM
The most important being the saving of lives before saving the economy. The excuse for a President has that bass ackwards.
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Date: 9/30/2020 12:24:00 PM
Thank you Jenna, our bungling Boris, kept the doors wide open at the start letting one of the biggest racing festivals go ahead, the Cheltenham Festival, they came from all over the world for it. Ireland although they cancelled the Rugby match still allowed all the Italians to still come as they had hotels booked, and they came from one of the worst affected areas in italy. Tom
Date: 9/30/2020 11:11:00 AM
Hello Tom, yes this is so true. I agree. enjoy your day my friend.
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Date: 9/30/2020 12:15:00 PM
Hello Tom, Do you know which Dave is leaving? There was no last name after the name Dave. I would like to know. Thank you. enjoy your day my friend.
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Date: 9/30/2020 11:20:00 AM
Thank you Darlene, a shame that they put money before people. Tom
Date: 9/30/2020 11:10:00 AM
So very true--brilliantly said. We need that lesson here in the US.
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Date: 9/30/2020 11:19:00 AM
Thanks Vijay, shame it's always about money, the whole world should have shut down straight away, it would have been cheaper in the long term, don't know why the experts couldn't see it. Tom