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I blame Thatcher

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 For the rise in violent crime,
Trains that fail to run on time,
For the closing of the mines,
I blame Thatcher.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 For the lengthy waiting list
You must face if you are sick
(‘cept, of course, if you are rich),
I blame Thatcher.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 For the beggars in the street
With no shoes upon their feet
That you sometimes chance to meet,
I blame Thatcher.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Student loans, tuition fees,
Foot and Mouth, Mad Cow Disease,
Shoestring budget OAPs?
I blame Thatcher.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 For the cupboard that is bare,
For a land that does not care,
For the folk who stand and stare,
I blame Thatcher.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 For the few Top Flight Clubs’ greed,
For the news we hear or read
Of a Team in direst need,
I blame Thatcher.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 For each trouble, woe or blight,
Even Rotherham’s sad plight,
I blame Thatcher,
I blame Margaret Hilda Thatcher.

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 16/3/06
Denys E. W. Jones

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Notes

I read with interest poems on the Rotherham situation by Mark Merriman and Crispin Thomas. This is my own poetic response.
Of course it is unfair to blame Mrs T directly for Rotherham’s misfortune, but, she may bear some indirect responsibility. Consider one of her famous utterances:”There is no such thing as society”. What do you reckon?

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/i-blame-thatcher/