Whenever I receive the news                                                                                                             Be it from a paper, the web, or TV                                                                                              whether it’s Liberal, Labour or Tory                                                                                              The same theme always occurs

About why those in authority                                                                                                            are socially inured                                                                                                                              and don’t responsibly                                                                                                                           use their power                                                                                                                                      to put the world to rights

How they use their power                                                                                                                     for their own selfish needs                                                                                                                  And also to feed                                                                                                                                their venality and greed

But when we try to say the truth aloud                                                                                              Those in power try to silence our mouths                                                                                         If we are suggest that something is amiss                                                                                 Those particular people they’ll try to blacklist

Like Bradley Manning                                                                                                                            who exposed abuses in Iraq                                                                                                             But Uncle Sam didn’t applaud him                                                                                               Instead he was attacked

MP’s expenses                                                                                                                         uncovered by Heather Brooke                                                                                                         But instead of being thanked                                                                                                            she was treated like a crook

And there are countless others                                                                                                        who reveal the truth to us                                                                                                                   Yet governments twist it                                                                                                                    and say it’s them we should trust

They make it sound                                                                                                                                  like we are the thieves                                                                                                                        Yet they are the ones                                                                                                                          who continue to deceive

And the more that governments try and supress                                                                  Society turns into an Orwellian mess                                                                                        where newsspeak, double think and memory holes prevail                                                      and what is really happening is hidden behind a veil                                                                    of secrecy, red herrings and hidden lives

And instead of the truth                                                                                                                    society constitutes                                                                                                                                  to an act of omerta

And the inertia                                                                                                                                       of society’s progression                                                                                                         Stops                                                                                                                                                     And problems aren’t debated                                                                                                           just accepted                                                                                                                                         and the ways of the elite                                                                                                                      are never regulated

So we should be thankful                                                                                                                       and count ourselves lucky                                                                                                                 that there are those who give the elite                                                                                               A run for their money

Who are prepared to risk all                                                                                                                   and sometime fall                                                                                                                                like martyrs

But at least they broadcast the footsoldier’s views                                                                            despite the threat of being subdued                                                                                                  As governments version of daily events                                                                                          are based on their power and not on the truth

This entry was posted in Poems. Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to BLACKLIST

  1. Catherine says:

    Excellent piece of social commentary. Very true on many points. I enjoyed this.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s