Poetry – Pulling Plums for the Picking

Pulling Plums for the Picking

Out in Libya, Sudan and Yemen

They’re eating their Christmas pie.

In Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq

We’re all questioning why.

They put in their thumb,

For the pickings are plum;

Selling their guns, their missiles and bombs,

Doing their sums,

And saying what a good boy am I.

Make us all numb,

As you stick in your thumb,

And make

The whole world cry.

So put in a bomb

And pull out a plum

And say

What a good boy am I.

Never,

No never,

No, no, never ever,

Never ever, question why.

Opher 21.4.2019

The Middle East and Africa is aflame. Militant jihadists, kidnaps, beheadings, bombs, guns and missiles. A terrified population fleeing, cities in ruins and armed militia roaming the streets.

It’s just how they like it.

Plenty money to be made.

Supply both sides with weapons.

Send your contractors in to build up the ruins.

Put your puppets in control and bribe them to deliver.

They put in a bomb and pull out a plum

And say what a good boy am I.

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