Poetic plea is my philosophy

EDITOR - To be English, Republican and Free

I am not a Royalist,

Nor will I ever be,

I just want a republic,

And not a monarchy.

A republican, I am,

One of Cromwell’s own,

To raise the flag of liberty,

To fly in the wind blown.

To fight against injustice,

And privilege through birth,

Where we’re no longer ruled,

But valued for our worth.

I want representation,

From people that I choose,

Not ruled by upper classes,

Where the poorest always lose.

I want to be respected,

And treated equally,

I want truth and justice,

And opportunity.

I am not a Royalist,

Nor want a monarchy,

I long for a fairer land,

And an England that is free.

ANTHONY DAVID

BEARDSLEY, Alford.