Poems from Modern Madness: Rhymes Against Humanity, the powerful debut poetry collection by Ross Adamson.
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Depression is a washout lens,
Infusing hues with grey.
It dulls the best sensations
And enshrouds the brightest day ...
Door for the rich bloke –
Grand, at the front;
Door down a side lane
For the poor c**t ...
How nice of you to publish
Your thoughts on everything.
Such well-informed opinions –
What a wit and wisdom spring ...
Just one percent of people
Own half of global wealth.
They keep their fortunes tucked away
With tax-evading stealth ...
They say ‘hydraulic fracturing’
Is what this country needs,
So, against expert opinion,
Our Prime Minister proceeds ...
Welcome to the temple
Of the god you bought ...
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 ...