Posted by: Ron DuBour | December 27, 2015

Daily missive breaks into the weekend Sunday the 27th of December. The National Health Service: From the cradle to the Grave.~by Peter Forster


Daily missive breaks into the weekend Sunday the 27th of December.
The National Health Service: From the cradle to the Grave.

There is a storm coming.
It may be tea cup sized
In a scheme
Of grand proportions.
Barely registering
On the beaufort scale.
A flying clipper may
Barely fill a sail
With such a gentle
Ragged breath,
As the world
And the agents
Of its turning
Remain indifferent
To the quiet rage
Of suffering.
The slipping away
In darkened rooms.
Watched over
By the grieving,
Too numbed by
Lack of sleep
And sustenance
To rail against the world.
The injustice
And inevitability
Of its progress.
The certainty
Of its continuance.
Regardless of the cost
In good lives lost
To the indifference
Of pragmatism.
The primary
Health care need
Draws the purse strings
Tight.
Lives given
Little consequence
In the politics of shame,
Practiced by charlatans
Presided over by crooks.
When outcomes are measured
And held to account
In a finely struck
Balance
Of the books.

 

 


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