2017 04 – Poems

NIMBY

  • It may seem insensitive at this time
  •   but then it’s always insensitive at
  • this time
  •   to mention
  • when
  •   everywhere around you
  • there is tension
  •   where
  •  anywhere on earth death
  •   mimes
  • a vehicle hitting people
  •   a knife
  • near Churchill’s own dreary steeple
  •   or where high-tech bombs
  • are rife
  •   on mud homes and shanty towns
  • indiscriminate
  •    and indiscriminate
  • where
  •    the self-righteous
  • frown
  •   and show-off their ladies
  • in expensive gowns
  •   you gulp in wonder
  • at the self-delusion
  •   the peeping blood-stained teeth
  • the claws in their sheath
  •   the pious word straining through
  • gut and entrails
  •   the barbarous wail

Wilson John Haire

 

A STEPPE TOO FAR

  • The claque is in place
  •   the tapes are ready to run
  • vitriol sets the pace
  •   the tanks are ready
  • the quivering missiles
  •   steady
  • now for the enemy
  •   the graves without a name
  • the ruinous end without a
  •   remedy
  • defeat
  •   the yapping blame game
  • the uncontrolled
  •   conceit

Wilson John Haire.

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