Tribute to Tyranny
A tyrant Saudi king dies And we fly the flags half-mast, Despite their human rights abuses, Now and recent past.
Despite their faith extremism, Intolerance and spite; Their public executions And their migrant workers’ plight;
Unpunished mutilations And the harm of ethnic staff; Convictions made for ‘sorcery’ – So nuts you almost laugh.
A place where women have no voice And aren’t allowed to drive; An intellectual wilderness Where only bullies thrive.
They lop off heads in public For a lengthy list of crimes; They sever hands of thieves – And kill them if they steal four times.
Where bloggers get a thousand lashes And ten years inside For ‘adopting liberal thought’ – A sin the Saudis won’t abide.
Allegedly, they fund the terror Strikes on Western soil; Yet greedy right-wing Westerners Keep fawning for their oil
And selling them the weaponry That Whitehall won’t discuss: Accepting petrodollars So their friends can fire on us.
Elitist Tory dickheads Don’t care where the money’s from, As long as Arabs come to London – And they spend a bomb.
It goes to show our government Can’t speak for decent folk; Their world-view – like this monarchy — An obsolescent joke.
Devoid of moral standards, With an abject lack of shame, They honour freaky despots In the British people’s name.
Ill-judged commiserations Say we tacitly approve, And endorse a new king promising That nothing will improve.
Rhymes Against Humanity
The poem Tribute to Tyranny features in Modern Madness: Rhymes Against Humanity, the debut poetry book by Ross Adamson.
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