Poetry Corner

For Kim Leadbeatter

Kim Leadbetter
Kim Leadbeatter was elected as MP for Batley and Spen
You didn’t just hold on
when they summoned up a storm
with their paymaster generals,
their hatred and hubris.

You didn’t just hold on,
you kept walking forward,
true and tall and strong,
a mast among wrecks.

You didn’t just hold on,
you delivered truth out loud
right to the winning post.
Your sister would be proud.

Harry Gallagher

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