In the darkness,
Six feet under,
Bevan turning in his grave
Sixty-five years of free healing,
The NHS he cannot save.
All the doctors,
And the nurses,
Cleaners, porters do their best,
But their efforts no longer valued
In the growing profits quest.
Drug companies pay for research
And they promise us a cure
But all they want is extra profit
And to hell with the sick and poor.
Clegg and Cameron keen to finish
Dismantling done by Brown and Blair,
PFI debts, target culture.
Reorganised for millionaires.
Shipman, Savile, Stafford hospital,
Just how bad can scandals get,
Whistle-blowers, enquiries ignored,
But you ain’t seen nothing yet!
Oh our caring,
Oh our sharing,
Now despairing NHS,
Thou art lost and gone for profit,
Privatised to serve the rich.
© Oliver Swingler, August 2013
Image credit: <a href=’http://www.123rf.com/photo_8687649_lonely-senior-woman-in-the-hospital-bed-hooked-up-to-an-iv.html’> lisafx / 123RF Stock Photo</a>
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Oliver– Yer spot on min.