The able ringfence the need of their own,
The needy receive what they can get,
Tested too early despite all the stress,
The affluent pay for the best,
Achievement measured attainment,
Break historical cycles for new poverty,
Don’t understand what they write,
The hippies hold the views of their own,
Teachers gather and unite,
Held to ransom by the uncaring,
Demerited by the power within,
Educated through the prism of deity,
Who cares about our children anyway?
As the watcher’s watch, critically.
The author, Paul Anthony Obey, born in 1970, is working class, brought up in a working class family and has raised a working class family. Married to a proud New Zealander, Nicola, they live in the North West of England and share 4 children; Ryan, Hayley, Bethany and Seth, one of each from both.
Paul has worked within the Social Housing environment for all his adult life in one guise or another, but has recently decided to write full time to share a view and hopefully inspire reaction in others to take another look at life, beyond the confines of self, question the generally accepted truth and make the World a better place for everyone. One step at a time!
My work is dedicated to all of those who believe in what I am trying to do and to some of those who don’t yet get it.