(This was written last year for a competition named "truth or dare" when you had to write about either a shocking truth or something daring and I chose truth. This was published in an anthology and I just found it. It's more like a spoken word piece like Kate Tempest makes, made to be spoken over music. It's not the best, oof)
Let me tell you the truth about the world
Where you are supposed to call this life a living?
Minimum wage, half the world too fat, half the world too thin,
Men still dominating women?
Innocent children being blown to pieces
In a country we all wish to have peace with?
Who are you kidding?
I have no respect for the United Kingdom
Our country might be called Great,
But we sure do have a lot to hate
With a Government that cares more about privatisation
Than it does saving lives in its own nation
The next time you get your free health check,
Remember all the people whom our bombs have blown up,
And the next time you drive to school,
Remember how far those kids have to trek just to get an education that you have a right to,
And the next time you complain that you’re hungry,
Think about all the emaciated children,
Famine struck villages with little to no source of food
You claim that your passionate and that you really do care,
But you can’t love into a vacuum.
How many times a day do you pray for them?
Do you ever think of actually helping them soon?
Close your eyes
Sat peacefully at home with your parents when BOOM
A single noise ruins your whole life
The next time you pay the bills for your private healthcare
Remember how lucky you are to live in such a blissfully ignorant country
Where true violence is rare