This poem is going to save the world tonight.

This poem is going to show you

How corrupt

Those who lead us are.

This poem is going to reveal their lies

This phony war

Exposed before your very eyes

And on those eyes

As we tread the road to Damascus

Lie scales.

But the scales fall from your eyes

As the terrible truth is revealed.

They lie to us!

The poem announces;

Hush! Be quiet!

Words like that could start a revolution.


The atmosphere was electric

The focal point of every eye

As I shout out

For all to hear

War is wrong! Politicians lie!


The audience were astounded;

Around me

At a poetry night

In Brighton

Something beautiful took place;

The Brighton poetry lovers

Cast aside their right wing opinions

Like the Daily Express

Folded and left on a train.


Meanwhile, in Parliament…


His glass eye washed in saline

His expression was a frown

And an awful revelation

Occured to Gordon Brown;


“Wait! Stop!

Pause the satanic mills!

For a poet down in Brighton

Has an issue with the ills

That we bring to society

It’s time we have a change!

I know we’re making money

And life is pretty good

But the way we go about it

Just isn’t how we should.”


It was a humbled Gordon

Lowering red briefcase in shame

And the tongues in the House of Commons

Were ringing with my name;


“The words of this poet in Brighton

Have cut straight through our lies

The proletariat are revolting!

The scales are leaving their eyes!”


Like ‘Global Justice Now!’

Penned in aerosol

This poem has converted the preached-to

It’s big, it’s clever

It couldn’t be much bolder

And good reviews are swarming in

Like bees on a record holder.


Swords are just used to cut ploughmans

The tanks just hold water now

And what once was a millitary base

Is a field with a well-fed cow


A spark of optimism

Twinkles in every eye

And above all the buildings

We see the red banners fly

All it took

Was this truth seldom spoke

War is wrong. Politicians lie.


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