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Showing posts with label The Labour Party Conference 2010. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Labour Party Conference 2010. Show all posts

Thursday, 30 September 2010

The People’s Flag and the Union Jack

 

THE PEOPLE’s FLAG c. 2010

The Union flag is deepest red

With soldiers’ blood from all the dead

The bodies came from far Iraq

And over them – the Union Jack

 

Oh, hear the mothers’ anguished cry

Who sent our precious sons to die?

But still the Butcher’s Apron flies

It flutters over Union skies

 

The Labour Party loved its blaze

And Tony Blair once sang its praise

But will new generations claim

The flag of death that brought him fame?

 

It once proclaimed an Empire’s right

To span the globe in all its might

And dominate with lethal force

But now that era’s run its course

 

For all its crimes it must atone

Let ancient nations stand alone

The Union Jack has run its race

The older flags fly in its place