Screaming Blue Murder

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Screaming Blue Murder

 

I’m screaming Blue Murder

at the state of the nation

and how we blame our ills

on Muslims and immigration -

talking about people

as though they’re an infestation.

I’m screaming Blue Murder.

 

I’m screaming Blue Murder

at the Banker’s greed

and the people on the street

who we can’t seem to feed -

the way that we trample

on sexuality and creed.

I’m screaming Blue Murder.

 

I’m screaming Blue Murder

at the whole disheartening mess

of the education system,

transport and the NHS -

and how we’re going to get out of it

is anybody’s guess.

I’m screaming Blue Murder.

 

I’m screaming Blue Murder

at the neo-Fascist’s rise,

about how we’re indoctrinated

by Tory owned newspaper lies

and the way we look away

when an industry dies.

I’m screaming Blue Murder.

 

I’m screaming Blue Murder

that the rich are getting more

while zero hour contracts

are hammering the poor

and the way we still find money

to support another war

I’m screaming Blue Murder.

 

I’m screaming Blue Murder

at intolerance and hate,

about the way you can’t criticise

a Persecution State

without being dragged into

an anti semitic debate.

I’m screaming Blue Murder.

 

I’m screaming Blue Murder

for all of the bluster and fuss

caused by unsupported facts

on the side of a bus -

how just one third of the country

somehow speak for all of us.

I’m screaming Blue Murder.

 

I’m screaming Blue Murder

at what this government’s done

to the weak and vulnerable,

to the poor man and his son -

and as they stand accused

with their guilt ridden smoking gun

I’m screaming Blue Murder

 

My heart is on the left

and my blood is red.

Austerity doesn’t work,

it has to be said.

Our ethics and our values

are morally dead.

I’m screaming Blue Murder

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M.C. Newberry

Wed 15th Aug 2018 22:25

Powerful stuff. I disagree with its views on cause and concern in some instances but can't deny the conviction
and continuity of its content.

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Brian Maryon

Wed 15th Aug 2018 16:14

A good poem Ian. One or two sentiments that I'm not totally in agreement with but I won't spoil it by nitpicking.

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