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Suella Braverman 

Burn the tents

With the homeless inside

Attack a march

Calling for peace

 

Gather your stormtroopers

To march down the streets

         A Nazi pogrom

         In all but name

 

The torch has been lit,

To burn down the streets

of London, your town, neighbourhood

and brain

 

mulling over…

“Suella who’s the next

person, group and cause

Should...

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Suella Braverman 

Just Some body (a child refugee)

I heard the shots, I did

And my siblings being dragged screaming

Out the door

 

My father ran, carrying me like a football

Up into the hills and miles away

Terror in his eyes “Which way now?”

      

Into the truck, freezing at night

Dumped on the shore

There was no need to ask

“Are they coming too?”

As I knew…

They were no more

 

The boat with a hu...

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refugeeasylum seeker

Loved

Death is

R

O

P

P

I

N

G

 

From the skies

 

     L  lies  lifeless

     O on

 E V ery

Str E et

 

Death is

R

O

P

P

I

N

G

From the sky

 

Bodies mount up

1.500 here…

1.500 there…

 

L

         O

                 V

                          E

                                  Lies in ruins…

    ...

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IsraelGaza

There

There

 

  I’m not there

And neither are you

 

But we have all danced at festivals

Walked down the streets

Cooked food in our homes

 

I’m not there

                        And neither are they now…

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Israel. Gaza

Sinéad

In the bubble gum 80s

I floated around

For truth

And feelings

And then she cried,

And cried out loud over and over again

Her life no holes barred

No filter “just me”,

Just be

You taught me

Just be yourself

And fuck anyone who disagrees

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Sinéad eadO'Connor

Fear/Hope

Fear tips off your tongue

Like raw sewage into the sea

The air of hatred pollutes

the minds of your supporters

 

But across the way

Hope springs eternal,

A burning ember of

Love and peace.

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Turkish elections

King Charles is more Important than You

V

That’s what the TV commentator said

Over and over again

 

nobody waves you to work

You can’t even afford the electricity meter

 

King Charles is more important than you

 

And yet you wave and clap along

Like a gaggle of geese

Watch the military goose step away

 

King Charles is no more important than you

 

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King CharlesCoronation

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