“From Sunday Cheer to Monday Fear” by Matt Abbott

Matt Abbott made a deep impression on me when I first watched a poem he wrote and recorded for Nationwide Building Society’s Voices campaign in 2016. This Place is Ours really captured the joy and comfort of the family Sunday lunch.

In the autumn of 2017, Matt and I worked together in a series of events for several hundred Nationwide branch managers and we learned a lot about each other’s work and the potential for poetry and philosophy to work together. So I asked Matt to write a poem about the work I do and the insights I’ve gained. This is his poem.

(You can also watch and listen to Matt reading the poem on YouTube here.)