2015 04 – Jihad’s Other God

JIHAD’S OTHER GOD

 

At boarding school he was a quiet boy,

shy,

showing no sign of violence,

bullied,

he didn’t ask the reason why,

taking all in silence.

At Eton

he excelled,

though,

at the Wall Game

he was beaten

and in relationships he never

gelled.

Then at Oxford,

philosophy, politics, economics.

(though he wished he had studied

bionics

to teach him something

about mainstream politics

and its histrionics)

Later he sent troops abroad

to lands that never did him

any harm,

they killed

with the aid of his god,

sometimes too much

to his populace’s alarm.

But blame it on his background,

his father’s money

hounded

to a Panamanian investment fund

to save his assets from being everyone’s

little honey bunny,

especially Her Majesty’s Inspector of

Taxes,

while he himself preached against

tax evasion

by the big business

axis.

 

Wilson John Haire. 6th March, 2015