Monday, 24 November 2014

The Boris Bridge

Roll up! Roll up! for BoJo's garden bridge
We hope financial footfall will be brisk
A tourist trap for paying patronage
No groups of more than eight - a 'protest risk'
Some sixty million pounds the public pay
He raised the cash by cutting transport staff
But don't expect a public right of way
Just troubled water and a Mayoral laugh
No bikes, no rights, no access after dark
Our public funds misused to privatise
It's no more than a plundered pleasure park
A Tory-governed London bridge of sighs
A private perk like Johnson's cable car
This really is a Boris bridge too far

Janine Booth


Janine Booth performs poetry as The Big J. She is a London resident, socialist-feminist, trade unionist, railworker and writer.www.janinebooth.com

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