Don’t Look Down

Stop looking down and start looking up…..look up and see where the real problems are, look up at that millionaire oligarchy cabinet spending billions on illegal wars, look up at the disgusting Royal Family and everything it stands for, look up at the bankers and all the tax avoidance…..don’t look down on immigrants, don’t look down on those on welfare, don’t look down on those less fortunate than yourself….that’s exactly what ‘they’ ‘UP’ there want !!

This is a poem written and performed by JB Barrington and it’s about looking up at the real problems, the real cheats, the real scroungers instead of looking down and demonizing those less fortunate.

The poor didn’t create poverty so before you blame the fruit on the ground you should first take a look at the tree it fell from. JB

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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7 Responses to Don’t Look Down

  1. Bob says:

    I haven’t written a poem since I was forced to at primary school. Your own poems and the latest ‘war’ we’re getting involved in inspired to me to write this:


    We’re told:

    It’s far too expensive to look after the old,
    That day centre you visit, well that’s got to close.

    Pensions cost money we can no longer pay,
    You’ll just have to work ’til your dying day,

    Doctors are expensive, medicines cost too,
    We can’t afford your op just now, please go and join the queue.

    But when:

    There’s a gun to be fired in some distant land,
    Or a missle to launch, or an ‘offensive’ to plan.

    Money’s no object, it’s not even considered,
    As death from above is swiftly delivered,

    There’s no mention of deficits or austerity,
    It’s investment unlimited when it’s WAR PLC!



  2. norma parkinson-green says:

    well done Bob, right up to date, you could be talking about the 40’s but then everyone had nothing not like today. The US and THEM drives me to despair, and if I had my way, I would make this country fair!

  3. norma parkinson-green says:

    Love your poem’s JB, they speak the truth, unlike those in ‘power’ who believe we don’t need to know . It has been said in the bible, “the meek shall inherit the earth” and so we shall!

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