December 15, 2019

What does it mean to be free?

Gerard Wilkie, 48

I woke up after the recent election, to a country that I no longer recognise. What does the UK really want and where should its future lie? Does, and should, Scotland have a place in that future? This poem is not a rally cry, but represents the feeling of someone who is not a political person, feeling that they are now living in a country in which their values and needs are not being upheld. It is a poem about helplessness.

Friday the Thirteenth, 2019Poetry