Poetry – Spooks


In the best interest of the country

They lie, cheat and steal,

They kill.

Defending democracy?

Or defending the establishment?

Who controls society?

It is not the likes of you or me?

Nations compete with nations,

Looking to gain advantage

Through intrigue, interference and deception –

Undermining stability

With due propriety.

Is this the best thing for you and me?

Opher 13.4.2020

When it comes to morality, they always choose the lesser of two evils – or do they?

A little torture here and there. A murder or two.

It is what keeps us safe.

It is a game without rules played in shady ways, in secret.

And the spooks get their orders from above. But who is it that is that ‘above’?

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