Monday, 17 August 2009

Peterloo; A Poem by Joseph Healy 16/8/2009

At Peterloo they fell and died

Those for whom Liberty's price was paid

Now Tomlinson and SOCPA are the theme

Where Freedom's corpse lies in the grave

Lord Liverpool and Captain Burleigh

Who called the Yeomanry to arms

Your heirs - Brown and Ainsworth

call for youthful blood in Afghanistan

And Orator Hunt would blanch with shame

Where blood stained the stones of Peter's Fields

There lie the bones of Socialism's hopes

Trod beneath the hooves of New Labour's cavalry

Read out the names of Peterloo and New Labour's dead -

Freedom, Liberty, Suffrage and the Price of Oil!

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