Poetry – Those Days are Long Gone!

Those Days are Long Gone!

God, Queen and country,

To follow blindly!

Those days are long gone!

We know far too much

To drown in liquid mud

For something that is wrong!

All three an excuse

To further an elite

That sets itself above the throng!

All three artificial artefacts

Created for power

To make that elite strong.

We much prefer

International inclusivity

To which we all belong.

Opher – 20.11.2019

I have no faith in the artificial constructs of God, Queen and country. They were invented by the elite for the elite and perpetuate a system that works for the elite.

They send us to war in order to bring back the spoils for them. I prefer to think, view the evidence and decide.

Poetry – Choices


You can choose who to hate

And choose who to love.

It’s merely a question of prejudice.

You can side with the haters

Or side with the innocent

It’s only a roll of your dice.

Perhaps it is birth

Or experience and circumstance

That dictates your views?

Perhaps it is the cool light

Of rational thought

Or merely what’s reflected in the news?

We are all victims of lies,

Subject to propaganda,

As malleable as plasticine.

It is the manipulators

Who pull all the strings

And obfuscate what is seen.

Opher – 26.10,2019

We do make choices as to which side we support. But how do we make those choices? And who is manipulating us?