This Bloodied Nose by Jonathan Beale

To coin the crass phrase
‘….in this land of the free.’ – we
have. Is ours!

The ‘we’ and the ‘you’ I talk to –
There you are – I am speaking
at you – not, to you.

We took the heavy punches
That, were never meant for us:
War, redundancy, the life of the majority

The majority found how green
The farthest field could be.
The gate will be closed when you arrive

This bloodied nose to you and you
The overtly clear words –
Will!  Punch you back.

Stunned for the foreseeable
And how free will you be?
Blinded with your bloodied nose

Jonathan Beale

Jonathan Beale has 500 plus poems published in Penwood Review, Poetic Diversity, Ink Sweat & Tears, Down in the Dirt, Mad Swirl, Pyrokinection, Ygdrasil, Van Gogh’s Ear, The Beatnik Cowboy, The Jawline Review, Bluepepper, Jellyfish Whispers, The Outsider, and Yellow Mama. His first collection of poetry ‘The Destinations of Raxiera’ is published by Hammer & Anvil. He studied philosophy at Birkbeck College London and lives in Surrey England.

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