Feet To The Flames

 

Fan the fires, light all the pyres, the smokescreen serves my need,
Don’t aspire to something higher 'cos you’ve got fires to feed,
Cover my incompetence with your impassioned cries,
Let me weave a simple sidestep right before your eyes,
Don’t remember the 100,000 lives that I have lost,
Or the lies that I have told you, regardless of the cost,
Don’t hold me to account for all that I’ve done wrong,
Just keep the fires burning, they help me to look strong,
Don’t focus on the fact that I’ve called the military,
To , “Dominate,” the streets of , “The land  of the free,”
Don’t keep the protests peaceful, don’t let the flames subside,
The smoke that billows from the streets gives me a place to hide,
And don’t question my morals, as I hold the Bible high,
Don’t analyse my rhetoric, don’t look me in the eye,
Let me split the country into, “Faction versus faction,”
Let me use this Human tragedy as the ultimate distraction.

◄ Speaking In Tongues

Hand In Hand ►

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poemagraphic

Fri 5th Jun 2020 10:08

You have to keep in the family J.

I love your pet name for him btw.
Po

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Jason Bayliss

Fri 5th Jun 2020 07:08

It is true that the Bible has been misused many times before, but rarely by someone who looked so awkward doing it, upside down at one point! No I don't think, "Kim Jong Don'," has handled many books before, he looks like a big confused, angry toddler presenting his first ever colouring in book and saying, "Do you love me now Daddy?"

J. x

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poemagraphic

Thu 4th Jun 2020 19:06

I am several things Graham, surprised is certainly not one of them.

How true you comment is, it always has been a constant source of power-mongering.

I believe that religion would be great if it were not for the religious.

I don't get a good feel about what is happening over the pond.

Po

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Graham Sherwood

Thu 4th Jun 2020 10:02

Oh! come on Po!
The bible has always been about power. It's been in the wrong hands many times before. Why be surprised?

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poemagraphic

Thu 4th Jun 2020 08:04

…"The smoke that billows from the streets gives me a place to hide,
And don’t question my morals, as I hold the Bible high,"...

If ever there was a more conflicting image of Power in the wrong hands...

TRUMP HOLDING A BIBLE!

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Jason Bayliss

Wed 3rd Jun 2020 17:54

The ever burning ember. Thanks Po.

J. x

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poemagraphic

Tue 2nd Jun 2020 21:04

From a spark to a flame.

The embers NEVER go out.

Po

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