April 26, 2016 by Sez
In solidarity with the Junior Doctors’ Strike
We’ll look back on today
In the decades to come
When we see what our health
Services have become.
And perhaps we’ll say “can
You remember the time
When our government really
Committed such crimes
Against healthcare providers?”
We’ll sigh, shake our heads
“And remember the way
That they fought back instead?
And they saved our health service
For never again
Would the people stand by
and just watch it be drained”
When the junior doctors stood up and said no
Well, we knew then that Jeremy Hunt had to go.
Or perhaps we will sadly think back to this day
“Remember how frightened we were?” We will say?
“Remember when doctors on call day and night
No matter your income, seemed normal and right?
So that when they stopped playing the government’s game
Went on strike for their rights,
well, we gave THEM the blame?
And the National Health Service
With none to defend it
Was so weak that the Tories were able to end it?
If we’d only supported them, what might have been?
Just think what we lost, back in twenty sixteen.”