Modern Madness

Poetry from the book by Ross Adamson

Modern Madness: Rhymes Against Humanity poetry collection by Ross Adamson

Poems from Modern Madness: Rhymes Against Humanity, the powerful debut poetry collection by Ross Adamson. Eloquent rhymes on emotive themes such as religion, terrorism, inequality, prejudice, social media, animal rights, class warfare, political corruption, corporate greed and rampant consumerism.

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God Squad

God Squad

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

Siren

Siren

Lone enchantress, darkly charming; Slight and coy yet quite disarming. Ice blue eyes burning ardently; She sees my soul when she stares at me ...

Gloom-Tinted Glasses

Gloom-Tinted Glasses

Depression is a washout lens, Infusing hues with grey. It dulls the best sensations And enshrouds the brightest day ...

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 ...

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 ...

Fracking Idiots

Fracking Idiots

They say ‘hydraulic fracturing’ Is what this country needs, So, against expert opinion,
 Our Prime Minister proceeds ...

Pay As You Pray

Pay As You Pray

Twisted logic, Toxic thought: Welcome to the temple Of the god you bought ...

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 ...