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There’s an art to knowing what the new lot want,
Without killing our heritage, fond past,
Survival of the quickest, prepared for the sacrifice,
Luck, if popular beyond a grand design,
Finding the buzzwords and sticking to the script,
Fooled into believing shared interest,
Pore over stats to see if you fit,
Talent hindered by all but popularity,
As the end of the journey much sooner than thought,
Hold your head up with hindsight only hoped,
Provide detail of trips, of relaxing times,
The poignant memoirs of life,
And spin it with humour, of what makes them laugh,
But never forget where land lie,
When it all crashes down, more eager are they,
The sad and those seeking a purpose,
Your contract with them will soon but expire,
Skulking to misunderstood themes,
Kick back and relax, the journey begins.



About the author


The author, Paul Anthony Obey, born in 1970, is working class, brought up in a working class family and has raised a working class family. Married to a proud New Zealander, Nicola, they live in the North West of England and share 4 children; Ryan, Hayley, Bethany and Seth, one of each from both.

My work is dedicated to all of those who believe in what I am trying to do and to some of those who don’t yet get it.

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