I remember this poem…it’s nothing heavy (thank goodness).
He should have received compensation
Is it such a taboo?
Did I say something wrong?
When it is true
Anywhere else he would have too
For trauma, injury
Oh yeah…the onlookers too
Plaster plastered in their face
It is taboo to claim compensation for such a ‘do’
Father received an OBE
Why should he blink at plaster free?
Yes, he’s hurt but carry on
The honour’s greater than my son
His wounds will heal
But mine won’t heal if an earthquake stopped ‘the’ award
Nothing must stop this OBE
Even if rocks were too fall on us all!
1998 copyright reserved
Oh…(take it back)…it is a bit heavy. There was a news story at the time that someone was receiving an OBE from the Queen and part of the plaster on the ceiling gave way…I remember being (very cynical …I was obviously very cynical in 1998) …angry that there was no news of compensation and that the ceremony just carried on …like nothing happened.