A second dose of John Philips for today!
Make his day – buy his book – its good and cheap!
Speak not to me of empires,
Whose empty drums beat out a lullaby
To fill the sleep with dreams of glory.
Speak not, with twisted tongue,
A web of propaganda, spun
To idolise and justify unwholesome wealth and privilege.
Speak not to me of thrones;
Of bogus majesties, who’s festivals of inequality
Seek only to patronise and so, deny the right of all to be the same.
Awake! Awake! Reality awaits.
We are not second class!