Monday, 4 May 2020

This May Day (2020)

THIS MAY DAY

There will be no workers marching in the streets
there will be no banners
there will be no flags
This May Day
there will only be the silence in our hearts.

The voices of the workers are for the moment quiet
there will be no singing
there will be no shouting
This May Day
and for the moment there will be no riot.

The courage of the workers, there for all to see
there will be hoping
there will be praying
This May Day
on the front line fighting to be free.

There is no leadership coming from above
no planning or direction
no future action plan
This May Day
will be a struggle fighting for those we love.

The voices of the workers will surely soon be heard
they cannot be at fault
they will not take the blame
This May Day
we must support the workers, make their voices heard.

When we find this over and the battle has been won
we must support our nurses
doctors and care workers too
This May Day
for our public service workers as they gamely struggle on.

Let us pledge to make a World Turned Upside Down
our priorities Levelled out
our workers raised up high
Next May Day
Let's march and sing through every village and every town.

DJD ©2020

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