2014 12 – Dumb Insolence (poem)

DUMB INSOLENCE

 

I could understand

if the West was peaceful

and all violence was damned

that explosives were only a tool

then you had the right

to moralise

about those daisies under the scythe

those heads that cannot be deodorised

but you sent the bombers

sent the drones

and not a murmur

from you death’s chaperone

about those nameless victims

the family wipe-out

your public lacks a

prim

and proper attitude

caring nowt

until they

some day

also become

prey.

 

Wilson John Haire. 24th November, 2014

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