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Overreach

OVERREACH

A single hand clap
Intended to rouse the world
Just startled the cat

Wielding The Force (A Four By Six)

WIELDING THE FORCE

Jobsworths* and Presidents
Share the same brazen* view
What’s the point of power
If you don’t abuse it?

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*Jobsworth: a minor factotum whose only status comes from enforcing otherwise petty regulations.

*Brazen: Unrestrained by a sense of shame; rudely bold.

Game, Set And Match

GAME, SET AND MATCH

Fear is the mind killer it’s said
But isn’t it as clear arrogance

(Its crooked by-blow offspring)
Is never lagging too far behind

She taught him this years ago
But sadly he failed to learn it

He taught her this years ago
But sadly she failed to learn it

To blame … teacher or pupil?
Or maybe it’s a double fault

Lost Souls (A Four By Six)

LOST SOULS

You find them everywhere
Ignorant, arrogant
Deadly combination
Take care you don’t join them

Talking Shit (A Four By Six)

TALKING SHIT

Insoluble fibre
Bulking the verbiage
Promotes movement of waste
In the discursive tract

Mule Head

Shithead

MULE HEAD

Don’t care if I’m wrong
To me it’s more important
To be consistent

(And can’t even tie a decent Windsor!)

Jet Plane Warbirds

JET PLANE WARBIRDS

Noisomely loudly
Splitting our quiet skies
Oh when will you return home?

Be gone, fey daughters of mad Zeus
Be done with twirling your bloody fingers
Fondling their hard-won garlands demanded
And then – oh but of course – soon discarded

Gladiators meet, mete out death, make meat
Reborn as gliadioli – erect, sword-shaped
Leaves and spikes of flowers – overblown
In a superfluity of colour, so over fulsome

Be gone, be gone, we beseech thee
Leave us in peace, in peace
In blessed peace

Political Correctness

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS

I heard her call someone out
For their use of the terms
“White coffee” and “black coffee”

And now I shall write it as
“Black coffee” and “white coffee”
It seems only just, after all
That each have a fair crack

Of the whip, if we must have whipping
And apparently we must I deduced by
Her liking whipped cream in her coffee

The next meeting we attended together
I offered to make her coffee and then
Smiling sweetly, sugar bowl poised, asked
“Would you like one negro or two?”

Exceptionalism And The War On Terror

EXCEPTIONALISM AND THE WAR ON TERROR

Sometimes they forget
(Perhaps that should read “Somehow”)
Theirs is a nation
a) founded on genocide
b) built on the backs of slaves

The Burden

THE BURDEN

Arrogance is a heavy burden
Invisible and unrecognised by its carrier
But easily seen and recognised by everyone else
Beneath that burden is a hidden pain
And a deep well of lack of self worth

The inner issues we ignore
We create in the world we see instead

If it is too painful to look at the worthlessness
That we were taught belonged to us
We look for others to carry it for us
Generation after generation
A self-perpetuating dis-ease