The executioner’s sword’s been flashing
chopping off dozens of heads
the Western powers are very muted
considering that forty eight people are dead.
The Iranians are screaming blue murder
in a great self-righteous rant,
whilst hanging gays and poets,
oh the world is full of cant.
The world is filled by bullshit
too deep above peoples eyes,
that must be why so many
can’t recognise the lies
on which the whole rotten edifice
is built, and what is more,
they seem happy just to accept a system
that is rotten to the core.
©Tom Higgins 03/01/2016
Posted with kind permission.