The Ballad of the EAS Rider (The Class Struggle Innit)

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The working class at University in 1977, when you got a grant and there were no tuition fees. The pool of talent coming through to run things has certainly improved since they privatised it. (That's irony by the way, Boris, Dave...)

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Twisting round my hair in knots,
Twisting round your neck with thoughts.
My oh my, you have to agree
Certain issues of poetry
Can’t conceive of a harmony.

I’m twisting pastoral flowers into your face.
I’m twisting your kind of thinking into place.
I’m twisting…

Listening to you plum for choice
Between degrees of passive vice.
‘There’s much that may be said for Donne.’
I am the outside world come in,
Butchered hands and axe grinding,
OPEN YOUR ED AND LET ME IN!

I’m twisting pastoral flowers into your face.
I’m twisting your kind of thinking into place.
I’m twisting ….

Your rich aesthetic literariness
Is like the lush grass on a grave.
My oh my I’m rotten through
But life moves through and it’s sick, of you.
I’ll thrust you off me and trample you.

I’m twisting pastoral flowers into your case
I’m twisting your kind of thinking into place.
I’m … Terminating this debate!

credits

from Bad King John & The Word on the Street (album), released July 23, 2017
Me, several drums and a Micro Cube beatbox.
Photo of 'Doin different' on sale in Lynn railway station cafe by Tony Rafferty

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Bardonthewire England, UK

Performance poetry with a library card (voice & drum, folk ballads, ghazals, sonnets, beat poems, sound poems, raps) much of it happening 'on the street' or jostling to be heard in the tavern. Researched stories of folk heroes and real folk. History for you. Bardic poetry striving (as all arts do) for the condition of music (from punk though rap to to prog). Visionary lit. for your average Blake. ... more

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