Protest too much?
Today I march and wave a flag
Blow a whistle and applaud a rant or two,
Join with other comrades whose bag
Is a protest at not being listened to?
Today I wave a placard and shout,
About my rights as a class worker.
Show those who would rather flout,
The effect of joint organisation and its clout.
Today I walk with those who protect,
Organise and administrate society,
To say to those to whom we elect
Without our effort and us, there is no electoral piety
Today I say listen, negotiate and realise
That we the workers in the public sector
Will not be treated with contempt and see through the guise,
Of austerity and reform, seeing a dishonest specter.
Today I protest.