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Invisible Workers
larrylark

Mankind from Khymor, Craiova, Brasnov,
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Search for their paradise in England’s misty clime.
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Porters, pickers, washer up cleaners,
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trying to survive in uncertain times.
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Curled asleep in corridors, hotel basements,
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sending off their money to a distant shore.
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The people of England rarely see their faces,
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hiding in the kitchens, behind closed doors.
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Nasty British racist with a Nazi tattooed forearm,
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marching through the anger in his messed up head.
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Insecure insensitive, danger combination,
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loathing and hatred have been inbred.
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The rhythmic structure of the poem is borrowed from "Cargoes" by John Masefield

15 Sep 10

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Very nice, realistic.  We do tend to 'not see' certain classes, even when we think we don't.
 — Isabelle5

Britain is a disgrace in terms of how it exploits a large portion of its work force and as the private sector moves in on the public sector work conditions and wages will only get worst, a bit like in the USA, supposedly the richest country in the world, but rich for who
 — larrylark

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