2014 12 – Dumb Insolence (poem)



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


and proper attitude

caring nowt

until they

some day

also become



Wilson John Haire. 24th November, 2014