10 Dec 2016 – Sonnet

The Jury’s in! Once more we tell the world
a black man’s life is less than dirt to us!
The pasty classes speak! Their flag unfurls
as children’s tear-gassed tears paint jack-boots rust!
“Who care what cameras say? We know The Truth!
If ‘Law and Order’ fails who’ll know their place?
Their longing to be free’s the only proof
we need to subjugate this rising race!”
What sort of god have men like us conceived
who blesses bloodshed, pardons guilty hands,
and reassures us – ripe to be deceived –
we are the chosen race, God’s favored land?
The Great Exception to the Laws of God?
Estranged from Truth, we mock that Name we laud.