I'm fairly sure I must have read this poem before, but can't remember doing so. I like it a lot – for its clarity of the expression, and the light touch that disguises the fact that it is a 'political' poem. (Not sure the blog at the link has permissio to reprint, though.)
This setting to music of it is, well, not to my taste:
I am a poet and short-story writer based in North-East England. My first full collection, The Corner of Arundel Lane and Charles Street, was published by Salt in 2009 and was shortlisted for the Aldeburgh First Collection Prize and the Portico Prize for Literature. I teach creative writing at Northumbria University.