When the Puppets Become the Masters

For far too longThey’ve pulled our stringsThey’ve weighed us downAnd clipped our wings They write the scriptAnd we reciteWe only actAs they incite Every thoughtAnd every actionIs subject to theirSatisfaction They tell us to danceSo we danceThey tell us to singSo we sing untilOur lungs give in They tell us to crySo we cryThey tell [...]

Diagnosis

I don’t profess to be a doctorI never went to medical schoolBut it seems you tested positiveFor being a tool I accept my understandingOf the anatomy is sparseBut if there’s one thing I knowIt’s that you’re talking out your arse Age isn’t on your sideAnd you’re really rather fatBut worse of all it seems you’re [...]

Social Pandemic

We are caughtIn the middleOf a seriousGlobal crisis I see no endTo this diseaseNo way to cureThis deadly virus It’s unavoidableUnpreventableIt’s in all thatWe consume No vaccinationMedicationNo way to makeOurselves immune We can’t eradicateOur need to hateAnd instinct to impugnJust becauseWe can’t accept the truth

M.A.G.A

You promisedTo Make America Great Again But with your racist rhetoricAnd continued supportOf gun touting lunatics With you hatred of immigrantsAnd your inhuman policiesSeparating families With your failed responseTo a virusYou refused to contain How many deathsHave you causedHow much bloodIs on your hands Yet all you have managed to doIs Make America Grieve Again

Misunderstanding

It seems To have been All a big misunderstanding The WHO - We now know - Said "Suppress, suppress, suppress!" But the government misheard Thought the order was "Oppress, oppress, oppress!"   Regarding the appalling use of Federal Police against peaceful protesters by President Donald. J. Trump, Criminal-in-Chief

Dissection

Peel away the skin Tear the flesh aside And take a peek inside This fucked up world   Our society Is ravaged Irreparably Damaged By a cancer So savage Bloodthirsty And rabid   We writhe And we thresh In pain And distress Tattered skin Rotten flesh The putrid smell Of social progress   The endless [...]

Take Responsibility

Is there even one shred Of lingering sanity Dangling from the threads From which you hang your vanity 'Cause behind the hate you spread And your racist profanity Thousands lie dead Just like your sense of humanity   But like police brutality And racial inequality This preventable mortality Is to you a triviality And the [...]

Stand With Me

Reposting this because it seems highly appropriate for the way shit's going right now. A song I wrote a couple of years ago, inspired by this poem here.   [verse 1] Stand with me as the towers fall As all else tumbles we’ll still stand tall Watch with me as the whole world crumbles The [...]

To Those In Office

Such power Is not a gift To be used freely It comes With a price And it's for you To decide Who must pay it   Can you handle Such grave Responsibility?   Response to the Word of the Day Challenge prompt: gift

Hysteria

Hysteria sweeps Across the nation Driven by fear Of a new contagion Panic spreads Faster than the infection Fuelled by the media And its appetite for destruction Of humanity   Response to the Word of the Day Challenge prompt: country