When every morning is a battle of pain and will,
When each day makes you wonder how you’re coping still
When luxury is a bath before the hot water runs out
And it’s the rule, not exception, to live hand to mouth
When you’re assessed and then retested – enduring judgement and spite
For not striving enough and undeserving of rights.
When your benefits take the form of expenses claims
And your next meal is inevitable – leaving all else as gain.
When justice is determined by the size of your purse
The golden rule renders silent those enduring the worst
When life’s chances are determined by who your parents were
It’s clear to whom the term ‘skivers’ refers.