In need of inspiration..
I’m listening to a lot of grime
My son sends it all the time
I’d be lying if I found the tunes sublime
Black the Ripper – Afro Samurai
As merry as long-covid patients standing in a line
When the funeral bells begin to chime
I’m trying to find some meaning for this old lag’s rhyme
And all I get on spotty is this sonic slime,
About knife crime
These kids have got the social skills of an enzyme.
Time to stop thinking of myself
Get out and help someone else
We can all help an aunty –
Aunty’s on the street
She’s in a proper fix
These old dogs can’t learn new tricks
Leaning on two walking sticks
It’s tough getting about when you’re seventy six
And the money from your pension buys you nix
(I should mention
that it’s hard to pay attention
When you can’t afford to buy your fish and chips)
You can’t afford to eat –
can you afford to heat?
Everybody in the house – is cold
Back home prospects don’t get better
Aunty’s afraid to open up that windowed letter
Sit it on the window sill,
Pretend today it’s not a bill
Don’t put on the boiler ,
Put on another sweater
Aunty – get minted instead
Aunty – why don’t you get it?
It’s the door to more
It’s worth getting out of bed for
Helps you pay the bill on the sill
And a lot of other shit.
Aunty apply !
Why aren’t you claiming it?
There’s no shame in it
There’s no blame in it
Paid into your bank and your troubles quit
Sort out your council tax
Get credit card off its max
Slow down breathe in – relax
Soon you’ll be reading moneyfacts
Get your teeth done on the NHS
Prescriptions , glasses cost you less
Winter cold – you stay cool
They even pay your winter fuel
Hey hey – it’s pension credit day!
Aunty ;- look at what they pay!
Getting this money’s got to be the way!
Glad you listened to what I had to say.