A Persistent Commoner – The Late Tony Benn

“I am not a reluctant peer but a persistent commoner”
“I have had the advantage of a radical Christian upbringing”
– Tony Benn

Tony Benn - Teller of the Truth

Speaking the truth, it is never easy,
All the more reason to speak it clear,
Repeat it so it can be understood
By a world that refuses to hear.

The silence of Men of the Cloth,
Against profiteering and exploitation,
Shows the men on the alter know not God
As they condemn sin and fornication.

The rich get richer, the moral lost
Of the needle and the camel, told…
We need the tellers of the truth
That live like Benn did, out in the cold.

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