Benefits, Fags And Flat Screen Teles

You know all them on benefits they’ve all got flat screen tele’s and they all smoke fags……….

Sound familiar?

Well yeah…..and so what??

A flat screen tele is all you can buy now! What would you prefer they have? A Rediffusion set, 17″ with four push buttons, valve operated with a meter on the back just because maybe they can’t work or because, unfortunately, they’ve found themselves in times of need? Maybe the ‘flat screen tele’ was purchased when they were well enough to work, maybe it was a gift from a caring family member, a caring friend or even a neighbour! Maybe it was bought with redundancy money and hey….maybe they don’t have one…maybe they did but they sold it to feed their family….. either way it’s fuck all to do with you!!

But they smoke fags…….

Listen……. instead of looking down with a furrowed frown why don’t you for once look up…… up towards the ones that take the most away from you….. and not towards the ones beneath who are simply making do!!





About JB Barrington

The words & verse of JB Barrington; performance poet from Salford. Lovely stuff, touches heart strings and the odd raw nerve - Johnny Vegas Great poems; great delivery - Terry Christian A warm charm, a rapier wit and a real appreciation of words - Louder Than War
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