In these difficult times, with lying politicians putting a spin on everything, we need poets like John Phillips to tell it how it is. Awake! We are not second-class! We are all worthy! We deserve better than this!
Speak not to me of empires,
Who’s 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!