Issue Of The British Underclass. (Britain 1980's)
Poem By Gillian.E. Shaw
Can one believe the artless truth
how much love costs with illicit youth?
Cast felons must pay as pay they did
legitimate choice once made well hid.
Civil dispatches; forms of menace.
Entitlements like unseen fetters.
Thus denied the human need to reap
and sow... save fifteen pounds a week.
Base retribution enforced, applied.
Destitute, difficult but alive.
Who conceived to criminalize man
and babe, in that green and pleasant land?
For those who know.