Poetry – The Stench

The Stench

The stench of corruption

As Johnson paints his flat blue.

Fifty eight thousand pounds!

Should have gone to B&Q!

Opher – 26.4.2021

This is the man who claimed that his annual salary of £250,000 for writing a weekly column for the Telegraph was ‘chicken-feed’.

He earns £164,000 a year as PM (with all expenses paid, servants and a couple of free houses) and says he can’t manage.

He got the Tory Party, via donors, to chip in to illegally cover the costs of redecorating his flat to the tune of £58,000.

This is the present day Tory Party – an extreme group of corrupt liars run by an arch liar.

The sad thing is that no matter how corrupt they are, how many multimillion pound contracts they put out to their chums, how much they slash the public services and hammer the poor, people still vote for them.

Poetry – Will We Ever Know?

Will We Ever Know?

How many billions has it cost?

Will we ever know?

Who is going to be accountable?

Will we ever know?

Who has made millions?

Will we ever know?

Opher – 20.2.2021

Some greedy Brexiteers, living abroad, have made a killing out of this!!

We are told that there is a bumpy start! That these are teething problems!

We are told that it will open up huge possibilities!

I don’t believe a word of it!

Power and money!!

They’ve led us up the garden path with a plethora of lies!!

Poetry – To Impeach or not to Impeach

To Impeach or not to Impeach

To impeach or not to impeach, that is the question:

Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer

The blows and outrage of the storming of the Capitol,

To allow insurrection and a sea of troubles

Or by opposing end them.

To allow incitement and pretend to sleep,

Casting democracy aside,

Or speak out against the crime?

To hold morality dear or sell a soul for votes.

To condone the lies and support conspiracy

Or to tell the truth.

There’s the rub.

Self-interest or the truth?

Should one put self above reality?

Support violence and anarchy?

Or choose law and order to say we end

The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks

That flesh is heir to,

From a leader’s lust for power?

For who would bear the whips and scorns of time,

The oppressor’s wrongs,

The proud man’s arrogant denial,

His lies and deceit,

The law’s delay,

The insolence of office,

The unworthy leader’s surly unfounded claims.

And by condoning them

Destroy the base of democratic choice;

To condone the rule of the rabble,

To condone the lies of conspiracy

And allow history to charge us dear?

Or by speaking truth

To bring down the wrath of the mob

And face a dismal future

Out of office.

To destroy a system, fair and true,

Or put one’s fortunes first?

Thus conscience does make cowards of us all.

Opher and Shakespeare – 8.2.2021

It is evident that the Republicans have a huge moral choice.

It is obvious to all that Trump spent weeks inciting insurrection. He had

begun talking about the election being stolen long before the election. He was laying the groundwork to steal the election by force, to incite the mob to overturn the legal result and overthrow democracy.  He made unfounded claims of fraud and talked of ballot boxes stuffed with ballots for Biden without a shred of evidence.

It was all lies.

So do the Republicans deny the truth? Or do they support the lies and conspiracy of a fascist leader?

Do they put their own re-election before the truth, the future of democracy and the good of the nation.

Surely this is no partisan matter?

This is about the rule of truth, the rule of law and order and the force of the law to deal with a man who tried, by force, to stage a coup.

History will judge people harshly.