The Rage in Albion – Author Cecelia Grant-Peters

 

The homeless man under the bridge had eyes that bled

And woke each night from his humble bed

He had no poetry or rhyme,

No joy, no consequence or crime.

He wanted only food and bed,

And spoke of Albion with fear and dread.

 

He held a placard with words that read:-

 

“ENGLAND IS A PLACE OF WOE AND DREAD,

A COUNTRY OF NO LAW OR GRACE

ENGLAND IS A DREADFUL PLACE.”

 

The Poet asked his name, and the homeless man said:-

“I am the Rage in Albion, I have no name

For I am England’s burden, and I am England’s shame,

Mark my visage

Mark my frown

I am the Rage in Albion

I rise when the sun goes down

And when the single mother weeps on the other side of town

There will be Rage in Albion when the sun goes down”.

 

The Homeless man under the bridge held a placard that read:-

 

“ENGLAND IS A PLACE OF WOE AND DREAD,

A COUNTRY OF NO LAW OR GRACE

ENGLAND IS A DREADFUL PLACE.”

 

Again, the Poet asked his name, and the homeless man said:-

 

“I am the Rage in Albion, Poet do not weep

I lay wake at night whilst Albion is asleep,

My eyes once blue are now blood red,

I am the Rage in Albion, the living who are dead

And when the Poet weeps with sadness on the other side of Town

There will be Rage in Albion when the sun goes down”.

 

The Homeless man under the bridge held a placard that read:-

 

“ENGLAND IS A PLACE OF WOE AND DREAD,

A COUNTRY OF NO LAW OR GRACE

ENGLAND IS A DREADFUL PLACE.”

 

He looked me in the eye and said;

“Poet, do not weep,

I only rise when Albion is asleep

My burdens they are many but my heart is strong

And I roam in the night for the days are too long

Mark my visage

Mark my frown

I am the Rage in Albion

I rise when the sun goes down.”

And when a little child goes hungry on the other side of town

There will be Rage in Albion when the sun goes down.”

 

The Homeless man under the bridge held a placard that read:-

 

“ENGLAND IS A PLACE OF WOE AND DREAD,

A COUNTRY OF NO LAW OR GRACE

ENGLAND IS A DREADFUL PLACE”.

 

 

© Cecelia Grant-Peters

Excerpt form the book “Divided Lines – A Poet’s Stance”


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Divided Lines

Foreword . . .

In a world of ever increasing advances seemingly created to make our lives easier to manage, envisioned to bring us together, to draw us closer, we are still in many instances isolated and at odds and validly apart. Something is missing, there is a snag, a rip, a hole in the spiritual fabric that we all see; yet we continue to fail to address.

 It has been said by self-proclaimed philosophers, theologians, scholars’ and politicians that the abuse of words can be a danger, there are those that believe words are a leading factor in what ills our society. Of this we do not deny in full, there have been abuses, history is but a melody to that fact, yet it is also true that words have the innate capacity to bridge, to heal that which divides.

 Opinions, views, religions, nations, people, even love divides. The focus of this book and the poets here in, is to give breath to a wide range of issues both small and controversial that lie beneath the surface. Things that we are often hesitant to discuss. In saying that, I will offer that the role of a poet is not to persuade or to add more rhetoric to the static we hear. A poet’s responsibility is to shine the light of awareness, to create a platform for dialogue, for healing, to gather up the images in an attempt to understand what we see.

Demitri Tyler, Author

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