Limits To Twitter

Careful not to confuse TwitterWith the internet or physical technology themselves;It's not Twitter that 'democratises' informationβ€”That was the internet and handheld technology; We are not beholden to a single private company for any of these thingsAnd perhaps it should be questioned why Twitter became so freely, exclusivelyEmbedded into our daily news articles in the first … Continue reading Limits To Twitter

Radioisotope Queen

"I've been reading these old-time history books about Queen Elizabeth II's reign, they're fascinating. The mass psychosisβ€”" "Oh yeah, which reign?" "…Which reign?" "Yeahβ€” first or second reign?" "I don't think he knows about second reign…" "Well, after five years of King Charles III, everyone just kind of thoughtβ€” can't we have the Queen back? … Continue reading Radioisotope Queen

The Children Condemned

Oh dearOh dearWould you look at that?Your grades are not up to the markWoe betideI'm sorry, sonI just…wish you could've been like your sisterWe're going to have to refer you to the disciplinary board; The condemned assembled before us todayYou are lined up in order of gradesAnd we'll proceed from highest to lowestThis is in … Continue reading The Children Condemned

Philosophical Perspectives On Struggle

Everyone reaches their limit at some point,And when that happens, shutting down is the right thing to do,You can never feel bad or guilty for that; When it's either that or killing yourself,You have nothing to lose; It's at that point that you put your community and supportive relationships and whatever safety net welfare system … Continue reading Philosophical Perspectives On Struggle

So Know Your Enemy

There really is almost no point, in campaigning,For anything else before electoral reform, If no matter who you vote for,Never results in a representative government…By design; You can have your strategic voting,Pretentious jargon,And needlessly-complicated over-thinking, But after all that,It's just giving in,Ignoring the real problem,You're fighting the wrong enemy; So save your energies and refocus … Continue reading So Know Your Enemy

Still Very Much Alive

The country is not ruinedDemocracy is not deadEven though it's not as representative as it could beBecause they are not all the sameAnd people do go into politics to make a positive differenceIt's just a matter of voting for themIncluding (or especially) the ones who stand for electoral reform; What does defeat a countryAnd kill … Continue reading Still Very Much Alive

Five Little Scroungers

Five little scroungers bouncing on the breadlineOne fell off the payroll and developed anxietyWent to the jobcentre and the jobcentre saidFuck off Four little scroungers struggling to get up the stairsOne fell down and became disabledWent to the DWP and the DWP saidFuck off Three little scroungers jumping on a sheet of cardboardOne got evicted … Continue reading Five Little Scroungers

Licensed To Party

What a fascinating spectacle…How to define in lawA social occasion? Can you defend your gatheringWas it a partyWas it a dinnerWas it a work meetingDid you play Hungry Hippos? When does a meetingBecome a partyAnd when does a partyBecome a meetingTherein lies the built-in, implicit needFor discretion and subjective judgement But that doesn't hold up … Continue reading Licensed To Party