Dystopia

Poetry by Ross Adamson

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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God Squad

God Squad

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

Je suis Charlie

Je suis Charlie

Charlie Hebdo. Mindless slaughter. Hopeless dogma. Inhumane ...

Poor Door

Poor Door

Door for the rich bloke – Grand, at the front; Door down a side lane For the poor c**t ...

Synthetic Smile

Synthetic Smile

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 ...

Tribute to Tyranny

Tribute to Tyranny

A tyrant Saudi king dies And we fly the flags half-mast, Despite their human rights abuses, Now and recent past ...

The One Percent

The One Percent

Just one percent of people Own half of global wealth. They keep their fortunes tucked away With tax-evading stealth ...

Cupidity

Cupidity

You want that brand new gadget And you crave the latest gear, Despite the fact it’s over-priced And ‘out’ within a year ...

Destiny: Dystopia

Destiny: Dystopia

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 ...