“SHUT UP AND DIE” by Tom Higgins

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.

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  1. Rita says:


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    1. Isn’t it just. He’s an excellent poet and, like myself, tells it like it is.

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      1. Rita says:

        I love that so very much! It makes the ground so much easier to walk on.

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      2. Indeed. Life is too short and too precious to waste even a second of it on confusion and misunderstandings. 🙃

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      3. Rita says:


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  2. noelleg44 says:

    Amen, Darren.

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    1. Thanks Noelle. Tom is a great poet!


  3. gh0stpupp3t says:

    Darren, that is very true. Very good. 🙂

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    1. I thought so too, which is why I asked Tom if I could post it on my blog. A great, thought provoking piece.

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