READERS’ POETRY: From the Bury Free Press of Friday, April 8

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This week’s poem, called As East As Walking, is by John Radford

Are you one of the many? Do you float with the tide?

When the going gets tough do you run and hide?

You find it so easy, so very easy.

Is your head in the sand? Do you hide from the light?

Do you listen to liars and think they are right?

It is so easy, it is easy, oh yes it is as easy as winking

Will you keep stretching the truth, and stabbing the back?

Will you continue stealing from friends, what you feel that you lack?

You find it is so easy, so very easy.

You make sure you are on top and get it all done your way,

You like to call the tune and you love making the play.

It is so easy, it is easy, oh yes it is as easy as winking.

Do you care who you tread on, or who you deprive?

Do you have to keep winning, just to survive?

You find it is so easy, so very easy.

Where is your conscience, you’re feeling, is there no love anywhere?

Is it just an egotistic trip, another step up the stair?

It is so easy, it is easy, oh yes it is as easy as winking.

You are told it is your life; you can live it as you please,

but when it is in pieces and you are on your knees.

Will you find it so easy? Will it still seem so easy?

Who would you run to? On whose name could you call?

They will all pretend not to hear you, or even see you fall.

Will it then be as easy? Will it ever be as easy, as easy as winking?

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