Be clear to do the things you promised,
Sating your followers and borrowed votes,
Set up your structures and appoint your allies,
At home as well as abroad,
Realise what you can’t do with hindsight,
And blame our cousins close by,
Lie about the true cost of failure,
You still have the support regardless,
Changes can be blamed on the unknowns,
Shuffle the pack to keep the wolf at bay,
This is what you have been trained for,
You can’t be judged too soon,
So, keep your counsel close,
It is the red tape that hinders progress,
You can frame how you are perceived,
No matter how badly you do, suspicious they are,
You answer only to your friends,
They will always hide your truth.
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.