A Forlorn Call

by | Aug 30, 2009 | Poetry | 0 comments

Whatever happened to the English?
To the “mustn’t grumble” generation
With their patient, little smiles
Forbearing and slightly rueful

It used to be a pleasure
Walking down the road
The morning sun reflected
In smiles from people you meet

Now everyone is complaining
Is envious and greedy
Eying other people
Hoping they will fail.

We have every comfort
Why are we so empty inside?
Has the world changed so much?
And when did our nation start to tear itself apart?
Whatever happened to the noble English heart?


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