04 Dec 2016 – Puppet March for Fife and Drum

Men seek new follies, claiming to be wise,
new-born in brashness, boastful, wide-of-eye.
Without a thought they give great violence vent,
amazed by what they’ve bought with such coins spent!

Two choirs shout, unheard, across this hall,
their angry screeds soar, bouncing off the walls,
and each side thinks the other mad, deceived,
and they themselves defending truth received.

No doubt our puppet-masters must enjoy
the entertainment value of their toys.
Without a doubt their stocks shall surely soar –
they’ll sell both sides their guns once this turns war.