Elegy from an Opposition

For every child who instead of being cooped up in a small flat
is playing in a brand new children’s centre
– that is Gordon’s legacy.

For every patient who is treated in a brand new hospital,
instead of suffering on a waiting list
– that is Gordon’s legacy.

And for every person in an African village
whose life has been transformed by the cancellation of world debt
– that is Gordon’s legacy
– and it is our legacy too.

We can be proud of what Gordon has done
and thank him from the bottom of our hearts.

From a Labour party email, 12th May 2010. Submitted by Marika Rose.