shelter #haibun

feed the world,

Today at #dversepoetspub mish has invited us to talk about shelter. something we all have the right to. but some of us have the means to earn our shelter removed.

Shelter #haibun.

Have you ever had the choice of eating or a roof over your head? Ever had to try and survive a month with only £10 for food? So, the shelter of a kindly relative offering a hot meal each day was a savour. I soon moved away from that toxic situation of low wages and high rent. I have empathy for those who are not able to do so. The private school boys who now run Britain are paddling this green and pleasant land down the river without a paddle.

Despite life having moved on here in England the fuel companies think they have the right to fleece their customers. Making huge profits while whole families go with out food and warmth. I am really concerned with the English governments attitude to class system. They have not the right to ignore the suffering of millions as they sit in their ivory towers swigging expensive wine.

© 29/08/2022 Rog Leach

Physco leaders reap,                            Fuel prices rise up,

Billionaires drain society,                    Wealth grabbing fuel suppler,

Families crushed.                                 Killed for wealth.

                    © 28/08/2022 Rog Leach /


25 thoughts on “shelter #haibun

  1. When governments refuse to consider sustainable, non-toxic energy sources, the day of our extinction approaches more quickly. It doesn’t seem quite fair that those with the most will probably be the last ones to die, but not necessarily…

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      1. You know, I, too, have found that I can’t necessarily comment on actual sites, it has to be on the WordPress feed…..same with likes

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  2. Oh Rog, I’ve been losing sleep over this whole situation! We have just started to live on state pension and it’s terrifying to think that we might have to make the choice between heat and food. We are lucky to own our home, so we don’t have to worry about losing the roof over our heads, but who knows what the future holds. I agree, ‘the private school boys who now run Britain are paddling this green and pleasant land down the river without a paddle’.


  3. Homelessness, or the threat of it, has become a massive global issue. Tourists have to trudge through or past these open wounds at every park and in every large city. “Living on the street” has been with us forever, but this plethora of “homelessness” seems to defy any solution.

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  4. A really awful situation. I can sense the anger and the pain. Very beautifully expressed. I don’t live in the UK, but what I’ve read in the news is terrible.

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  5. he stereotype regarding homelessness will change pretty quickly as those who lived fairly comfortably will now struggle to survive. It’s happening here in Canada as businesses in the name of inflation, are driving up prices WAY above the inflation rate…food, rent, housing and everything else. Selfishness seems to be a disease right now. Thanks for letting me rant under your rant!

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