Love Local

“It’s everybody for himself.
We’re all in it together ?
Don’t make me laugh ! Such slogans are
For fair but not foul weather.”

Well, that’s a point of view, I guess,
But it’s not what we think :
At Budgens, sure we want to swim
— But not when others sink.

And so if you agree with us
We hope you’ll let us give
A part of what you spend with us
To help your neighbours live

The better for our aid to those
That you will nominate
As worth your Budgens card’s support.
— Which said, let’s celebrate !

Robert Ilson,
Poet Laureate