02 Dec 2015 – Sonnet

Come take a load off, pour yourself a drink,
and put your feet up while we watch the news.
So what’s your mood this evening? Whatcha think?
Line backers beating wives? Or will ya choose
the sounds of brown shirts howling in the streets,
beasts bellowing through bull horns who they hate,
and why, and screaming out “help us defeat
the bastards – give ’em over to their fates!”
Or maybe politics is not your taste,
but rather business, who’s been screwing who?
Or hell, to you that may seem quaint and chaste –
and dig instead them genocides and coups?
This crap just doesn’t stop. So please take note:
that’s what you get from giving men the vote!