God Squad

Irrational crusaders, Faithful champions of fraud, Trade common sense for fairytales; Escapists, ‘All aboard!’

The enemies of reason Chase the ultimate reward. Bewitched illusion merchants Push their lies and praise their ‘Lord’.

A supernatural smokescreen Lets the leaders hoax and hoard, While happy-clapping captives Sing, bewildered, and applaud.

Skilled predators of weakness Know precisely where we’re flawed; They target insecurities And probe where fears are stored.

The yarn they spun was potent And not easily ignored. Their ‘higher power’ gave them the power And riches they adored.

Eternal life, salvation... Aren’t these fables untoward? We’ll face our troubles better With our sanity restored.

Won’t human beings prosper With ‘official myths’ outlawed? Let wisdom, rationality And progress be explored.

Such cancer in the system Spawns more anguish than accord. This arch-anachronism Must be vetoed and abhorred.

We once enwombed delusion, But it’s time to cut the cord. Shun hypocrites that preach the cross Then swiftly draw the sword.

Copyright © Ross A Adamson. All Rights Reserved.

Modern Madness

Rhymes Against Humanity

Modern Madness:Rhymes Against Humanity front cover. Book and cover design by Ross Adamson

The poem God Squad features in Modern Madness: Rhymes Against Humanity, the storming debut poetry book by Ross Adamson.

Available in paperback and ebook editions, this standout full-length collection is both a masterclass in skillful, high-octane rhyming verse and a timely, trenchant indictment of early 21st century society.

Adamson's insightful 'rhymes of the times' fearlessly tackle emotive topical themes, some sharpshooting a dart to the heart of the matter, others detonating a powder keg of righteous poetic anger. This is gritty contemporary poetry at its piquant and provocative best.

Smart and streetwise, eloquent and rebellious, Modern Madness buzzes with expressive verve and lyrical charm from the first poem to the last.