The knives are out and the dissection started,
Each knowing and set their direction signalled..
Tax cuts or higher tax to quell the over wealthy
as they lean in and offer or finger their purses.
Each one turning the tory vice on their victims:
a family, school children, refugees and workers,
the struggling overwhelmed by rising prices and
now the neglected climate heats oppresses so.
Meddlesome politicians, manipulating tories,
baking the populace while they turn their backs,
letting strings be pulled by influencing hacks, who
push the line that all is fine when many will die,
because experts are marginalised and lies
carpet the halls where ignorance is encouraged
as long as the money is kept going into their off
shore accounts and the founts of wisdom dry up.
They laugh at us while babies and children die,
and the power of a few is consider wisdom,
and its wielded incoherently, and the many
have yet to ‘awaken the dawn’ and become
a force for change and a flaming torch for
justice, equality, the common good and a
wonderful welcome for wanderers on the shore.
They come to our shores desperate, fleeing
terrible things only to be sent away to an
evil regime that rules by terror and so they
travel worn, war torn, cry in their pillows
where there are no rights. but another
Tory ally who sheds blood, greedily rakes
in the cash and buys shameful sorrows.
Stand up, do not fear for we are of saving
the lives and opposing those who shackles
the prisoner rather than freeing them from
a despot’s chains. who blinds the seeing
with blatant untruths and deafens the hearing
with insistent noise, with words without meaning,
sounds that continually violate hoping we will
grow numb, turn away and crave inaction.