NaPoWriMo · NaPoWriMo 2019 · Poetry

#NaPoWriMo2019 – Day 30: ‘Never, Never, Never’

(Published a month late for reasons).

Never, Never, Never
 
As time aches on, I more and more think,
this country needs to be burned to its bare foundations.
 
We’ve always been a damp racist mess
but were meant to be painstakingly getting better.
 
A foolish thought, though, let’s be real;
xenophobic islands don’t change their rocks that easy,
 
not when it’s oh so much simpler
to lay blame on the mainland for our self-inflictions.
 
Soon just a rock in a lonely sea
pathetic but now independent, apparently,
 
for working with friends in unity,
means oppression if we don’t always get our own way.
 
 
I crave to tear these past years down
delete our decisions and reboot it all from scratch
 
or we’ll leave a legacy forged
from fear of foreign voices on our morning bus.
 
But it seems that is the people’s will;
vainglory and bigotry through democracy rules;
 
and, heck, the country will burn itself
without us moaners having to light any matches,
 
as we cut all ties and set sail
straight into the fire in pursuit of blue passports.

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