Hark! The herald agents spin

Hark! The herald agents spin,
“Glory to the new norm’s Bling!
piece the earth and purchase wild,
gods and monsters reconciled!”
Fearful, all ye nations rise,
feel the terror, land and sky;
with all ancient ghosts, now fight
faith as all, without insight.
Hark! the herald agents spin,
“Glory to the new norm’s Bling!”

Prophets laugh and sigh and yawn
every time a cult is born:
when, again, some men, assured,
by their holiness applaud;
snake oil from the Godhead squeezed
into earthen deities;
pleased for our Free Will to quell;
their utopias to swell.
Hark! the herald agents spin,
“Glory to the new norm’s Bling!”

Mark! usurpers of the Peace,
Mark to market, fallacies.
Light and Life from which they shrink;
Artifice and Rapture drink.
Trumpets wearing banners ply;
slaves consume, resisters die
by the neo-fascist scourge
evil-bound for all it’s worth.
Hark! the herald agents spin,
“Glory to the new norm’s Bling!”

[December, 2015]

God rest ye merry, Government

God rest ye merry, Government
Let nothing you dismay
Remember, Price is everything
And you are getting paid
To save the few of no value
While all the rest be played
O tidings of contempt and rage
Now being waged
O tidings of contempt and rage

From gods of craven worship
The blasted Con men came
And unto certain sycophants
Gave entrance to the same:
How in the land of Buccaneers
All’s done in Profit’s Name
O siding with self-int’rest and might
Hubris with bite
O siding with self-int’rest and might

And when they viewed the mayhem
Whence their dear saviour streamed
They found their way in danger
Of running out of steam
The population keeling o’er
And ripping at all seams
O riding on serfdom to peers
War and small beer
O riding on serfdom to peers

Now to themselves bring conflict
All those who rule our space
By their cruel ideology
Society’s disgrace
The wickedness of idiots
Must surely be displaced
O hidings of Justice, Old Boys
(Comfort and joy)
O hidings of Justice, Old Boys

[December, 2014]

So funny

We laugh
with them laughing at us
laughing at them

and laugh
at them laughing at us
laughing with them

and laugh
with them laughing at us
laughing with them.

We laugh
at them laughing at us
laughing at them

and laugh
with them laughing with us
laughing with them

and laugh
at them laughing with us
laughing at them

and laugh
with them laughing with us
laughing at them

and, oh, we all laughed.

How we laughed.

Yonder

Pleasure
Treasure
Pressure
Wander
Recce
Yonder
Measured
Sorties
Expeditions
Missions
Conquests
Vested int’rests
No rest for the wicked
Business
Grand Tour
Follies
Jollies
Beanos
Ex-pats
Dual hats
Fat cats
Stray cats
Trafficked
Bussed-in doormats
Stowed and rowed
And swam and ran
With hope and wit? Come in, you earned it!
Omnipresent corporations
On your marks, get set:
Negotiation
Exploitation
Points make prizes
Wholesale nation delegations
Visas
Oligarchic geezers
Economic vagrancy
And desperate pleas by refugees
In boat loads
Rescued by the say-so

Slightly amended from June 4, 2015

Dudica

Boris Johnson danced in
On the head of opinions
In Blighty
Made frightfully mighty
By members for minions
A man-child the king
Of some wild optimistic dominions
And every damned thing

And Dudica duly revolted
Assaulting the Foursome
By spaffing his Cummings
To ruffle their crinions
And make them be awesome
And, thus, by a stunning
Distorted endorsement
The revelling cult of a dishevelled sun
Did ruin the Union for everyone