England, a nation of shopkeepers

{after conquering the world}

has left behind a trail of buy and sell


unfortunately we sell our souls to the money devils

buy sanctimonious threats from clambering fools

wrapped up in jingoistic declarations


when life is sold for profit

and people cannot be seen for the money trees

and empathy is seen as a weakness

then, and only then, will fear rule the world



Copyright May 2017