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Sounds like a toothpaste but it isn’t – and it has a rather nasty aftertaste.
Can’t actually believe this so called labour government have actually voted yes to the renewal. What a bunch of idiots. Now this will be another mess to clear up later.






If At First You Don’t Succeed, Trident, Trident, Trident Again

Somewhere in a submarine
Lives a life where no-one’s seen,
No-one’s heard by night or day,
For which there must be hell to pay.

Just in case the world is flattened,
Somewhere hatches will be battened,
Safe in this – if a nuclear blitz
Should blow us all to bobs and bits,

At least we’ll know there’s been a bang:
Islamabad, Teheran, Pyongyang
Will vanish in a careless puff –
And then they’ll know Enough’s Enough.

At any time, Saddam Hussein –
Because he had an addled brain –
Was planning to eliminate us:
That’s why, with our divine afflatus,

We totalled him. So, saved from slaughter,
We emulate him, underwater,
And why we hold the keys to power,
And why we keep a conning tower

Hidden somewhere in the deep.
It helps us breathe, it helps us sleep,
To snooze here in our great gazebo.
It makes the world a safe placebo.

a poem by Bill Greenwell

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Written by ellenloudon

March 14, 2007 at 9:31 pm

Posted in lament, social action

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  1. nk the point is ‘so-called’…

    Adam

    March 16, 2007 at 6:53 pm


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