Those who shout…

A very short poem…with the first verse taken from R.S. Thomas’s

poem, His Condescensions Are Short-Lived. Thomas is well-worth reading!


Those who shout


“…Democracy is the tip

the rich and the well-born give

for your homage”


Now it’s those who shout

and those who have the money

to make us hear their shouting


What of those who reason

who argue who balance –

how will they be heard


and who will be left to listen?



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