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Cannot Be

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Cannot Be

The men with the guns do all the bad things

From shooting one another dead

To blasting innocent people for fun

And robbing banks to further their aims

Plus dealing and transporting drugs

Not to invading other countries for power

Complying with their mad leaders who also kill

All the above and more done by firearms

Waved about and fired by angry men

Who have ...

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HANDGUNS

The handguns took such little space

at the military fair in their glass topped case.

 

Would that I could have lifted the glass

caressed their cold hard reptile face,

 

but tracing the ruthless route they had travelled

how many lives had come unravelled?

 

and yet my desire was unabated

as separated from fact or fiction

as is gravity from weight and friction

 

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BRICK WALL

BRICK WALL

 

 

This high brick wall borders East and West, a Cold War frontier that symbolises the divisions between two mindsets. A time of paranoia and of being taken away in the night, soldiers only following orders, you’re going to the East, not to be seen again as you’re an enemy of the state, Stassi style.

For those who resist and fight there is only one option, eliminate ...

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Karma Kill

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Karma Kill

I wanna see 2 jet fighters go air to air.

Trying to kill each other.

Full range of weapons.

 

Beyond visual range.

Dodge the missile volley.

 

Short range heat seekers.

Get past that.

 

Guns baby...

Knife fight in a fucking phone box.

 

Helmet mounted sights, off bore sight missiles.

 

Death...

of pilot and jet.

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Messerschmitt Death Machine

Messerschmitt Death Machine

Yankee terror bombers fly overhead to bomb our cities and our military targets.

Stop them! Quick, into our Messerschmitt 109G’s.                                                                          

Take off; rise up to do battle with the infidels armed with their fifty calibre super heavy machine guns.                                                 ...

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The Gun - a response to events in the US

 

I wrote this piece after the events at Newtown and crazy reaction from those deluded enough to think that more guns equals safer country. They have 300 million guns and one of the highest murder rates in the world. As a poet, as an American who is also british, as a father, I wrote this response.

 

HOW MANY MORE?

 

Where can I start, but the young ones, their hearts

Ar...

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