Poetry on oppression, deprivation and terror in disturbing near-future and present-day societies. Dystopian rhymes about imagined worst-case scenarios, often based on troubling recent developments.
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Faithful champions of fraud,
Trade common sense for fairytales;
Escapists, 'All aboard!' ...
Door for the rich bloke –
Grand, at the front;
Door down a side lane
For the poor c**t ...
She greets me – a flash of her counterfeit grin:
Expression without any feeling within.
The motion excessive, the timing all wrong;
Eyes betray thought where no care could belong ...
A tyrant Saudi king dies
And we fly the flags half-mast,
Despite their human rights abuses,
Now and recent past ...
Just one percent of people
Own half of global wealth.
They keep their fortunes tucked away
With tax-evading stealth ...
You want that brand new gadget
And you crave the latest gear,
Despite the fact it’s over-priced
And ‘out’ within a year ...
Peekaboo! They’re watching you.
The streets have eyes, the walls have ears.
They track and log your every move.
They own your hopes, they craft your fears ...