Addressing a Nation


The people want to hear how it really is,
But scarce are the guts true to tell,
Willed on by like mind of a real truth received,
Knowing others pick up on the flip-side,
Speak loud to the Nation, no waiver in voice,
Advising solution to all of this chaos,
Start from the bottom and build to the top,
Make movie seem like a reality,
A handsome façade, so polished and fair,
Brings everyone along the same journey,
No bumps in the road, collision ahead,
With social mobility a guarantee,
Before the opposite is the outcome,
Remember not to trust too much.

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.

Paul has worked within the Social Housing environment for all his adult life in one guise or another, but has recently decided to write full time to share a view and hopefully inspire reaction in others to take another look at life, beyond the confines of self, question the generally accepted truth and make the World a better place for everyone. One step at a time!

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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