Diary of a Middle Aged Redundant Man

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Diary of a middle aged redundant man (part 240113, especially for the hard eyed advocates of the “pull yourself up by your bootstraps and stop whingeing” school of economic Calvinism. Those fine, self-made men and women, who make the journey from “self-help” to, er, “self-love” look very short indeed).

Dear Diary,

Epiphany

is not

always sudden

sometimes

the truth

like

an old

dropping penny

falls

slowly

My beloved parents

lived

honourable

modest

lives

and

believed.

Now

they

are

silent

in

the ashes

of

their

faith

all

articles

burned

all

pillars

broken

their muteness

worse

than any

outpouring

Yesterday

I listened

to a

well dressed

well fed

stockbroker

advising

the government

about

lowering

unemployment assistance

to

hungry

jobless

people

the grim irony

of it

left me

slack jawed

with astonishment

In other news

the nice man

on the telly

says

a famous orchestra

is working hard

to bring back disco……….

the

reckless

bastards,

Yours Sincerely etc,

Michael Corrigan 2013.

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