Archives of Pain

I wonder who you think you are
You damn well think you're God or something
God give life, God taketh it away, not you
I think you are the devil itself

Quote by: Mother of victim of Peter Sutcliffe

Friday, 5 February 2010


You are the agent of a bastard society.
You are the pawn of an ill-informed government.
You are the death angel of an intolerant minister.
You are the merciless executioner of a corrupt judiciary.
You are the mercenary of a flawed legislature.

You are menace and should be armed with a foam truncheon
You are a dumb, deaf and blind soldier with an itchy trigger finger.

When you remove that uniform.
Your still the same.
Trotters and all.
Curly tail between your legs.
You officer are a pig!


  1. Distopian. Your political slant is really interesting. The imagery is really strong, but I wonder if perhaps you have tarred all officers with the same brush? Conflict between the human heart and the corruption of the state might add a new element to this poem. (Suggestion only, I really like the poem as is. Maybe a companion poem? who knows?)

  2. Awesome. I agree entirely with Leanne, but I want to add that it shares much, emotionally and in mitre, with the political work of Rick.

    What do you think you're doing, pig?
    Do you really give a fig, pig?
    And what's your favourite sort of gig, pig?
    Barry Manilow
    Or the black and white minstrel show?

    - The People's Poet.