"We shall not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started
and know the place for the first time." (T S Eliot)
"A dark and chanted verse is what I am." (
Forough Farrokhzad)

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

21st CENTURY GOVERNMENT

 "And this your mountainish inhumanity."
(William Shakespeare, ‘The Book of Sir Thomas More’)

Policy driven by entitlement,
Buttressed by privilege, malice, envy,
And narrow greed that brooks no reminders
Of our moral responsibility.

You frighten old people into dying,
Making them slaves to meet your KPIs -
Data collection, endless complying -
You'd save them if they made animal cries.

Victory has gone to people smugglers,
For they begat the worst in you and more.
Smugness succours you as their trade is plied
On yet another fatal, distant, shore.

And all I see is inhumanity,
Mountainish in its ghastly proportions,
Grotesque in its self-serving distortions.
So much for mateship and for amity!


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