Modern Madness

Poems from the latest 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.

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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 ...

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 ...