Out of the Shadows #NationalPoetryDay


Out of the shadows and into the light
With secrets and lies,
Conspiracies and spies.

The government plays deadly games.
The people pay for their childish mistakes.
As the soldiers take their aims,
The players raise the stakes.

Who will win?
The cheaters of course.
The story will spin
And the guilty will feel no remorse.

This is how the game is played.
It’s a tough world out there
With the cards undisplayed.

*Written when I was 16/17 c. 2003 about the ‘war on terror’ in Iraq.

Image: GabrielSaldana/Flickr

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