Incorporated Slaughter
The war on Terror
A war that never ends
and pays great dividends
to the shareholders
of Global Murder
The hostile takeover
privilege and power
… never to yield
This world … an
industrialised battlefield

Corruption and greed
beyond all want and need
The disgrace taking place
or just the comedy tragic
of corporate capers?
Truth and Justice?
Attacked and hacked
by predators
of the Paradise Papers
A media makeover
of whatever is leftover
As the ghost
of Milton Friedman directs
and Lockheed Martin perfects
the long-distance killing
of foreign children
With all the style and grace
of a bribe on the side
from British Aerospace
Don’t be dismayed Theresa May
One day Tony Blair will pay
for all the dirty deals he made
The name of the game?
‘You’ve been had by the Big Bad’
Just ask Henry Kissinger
Was the Red Brigade
just a C.I.A. charade?
(If I disappear tomorrow
just like Aldo Moro
no need to look any further)

With all hell for leather
a golden glove from above
and under
the jackboot of forever
One brick short
of a Berlin Wall
in the old East
of a rusted iron curtain
the Far Left
same as ever
left bereft
of some equilibrium
The far right
all dressed
in black and white
hiding in plain sight
behind the skirts
of state religion
and amplified
with God on their side
The dog-eat-dog extreme
where the means are justified
The long-range obscene
scanning the big picture
as seen through the screen
of a Pentagon computer
As oblivion whispers
a silent scream

In the whitewashed West
ever since the big fall
no matter how small
we are all part and parcel
of the Big Apparatus
on the scale
of Trickle-Down Economics
“Render unto …”
But never surrender
In the style
of gentle Jesus
For triumphant Caesar
he’s just another
trumped up pretender
By stealth
the sovereign
and common wealth
being stolen away
by the New Democracy
of Global Kleptocracy
Follow the weaponised money
Be under the sway
Don’t think twice, honey
Be corrupted absolutely
The Price?
The life of someone
else’s baby
The splintered home
of some shattered family
The White Helmets of Syria
my soul to deliver
If God really don’t exist
then why have a conscience ?

Be in the pay
Become a Franchisee
for ‘Bombs ‘R’ Us’
Invest in the Best
The new & improved
Privatised Military
Don’t Delay
Do it today
Adopt a Mercenary
Someone to guard the school
while your children play?
Be a Pharisee of the High
and the Dollar Almighty
Then bless the troops
heading out to Armageddon
as the Bull Market
starts a-runnin’
and history
keeps on repeating
The ‘Masters of War’
now dressed as civilians
And the executioner’s face
behind a desk
always well hidden
To spark the reaction
that leads to Jerusalem
become a lone wolf
screw loose cannon
marching in unison
to the drum of a
global orchestration
For a paradise
never to come
For the children
of the great submission
it is not just regulation
It is what they become
Generation after generation
a neolithic oppression
the same old crash course
The cycle of history
where force meets force

Under the gun
Liberty on the run
A May Day Parade
of action and reaction
provides the ammunition
for the powers that be
with fearful public permission
to terminate personal freedom
“Will the cycle be unbroken?”
From politicians
to Hollywood actors
and musicians
all marching
to the patriotic tune
of ‘Big Brother Cain
& the Company Munitions’
Play it again for me
one more time
As the Church
upon it’s perch teeters
Still drunk
on yesterday’s wine
Still eating
stale old crackers
Does love divine
cover a multitude of crime?
If only you knew
what those drones
and missiles do
At least it’s not us
being blown apart
Thank God it’s not me
… or you?

~ by david redpath

“Thou shalt not kill” ~ God

Photo courtesy of Gerry Magee
(Thanks for the whiskey Gerry).


That’s me drinking ‘coffee’
with Gerry’s tattoos at the
best Whiskey Bar in Glasgow.



      1. Just brilliant, David. Your gift is astounding. I’m beyond moved. I’m in tears and in awe. Touched to my very soul by this. Thank you for sharing.

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      1. I approved it! And thank you so much. It’s set for approving first comments because I’ve had some troll trouble in the past. You’re anything but a ‘mere man!’ You are a gifted wordsmith.

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  2. Another excellent poem summarizing the state of the world, David.

    On the road to Damascus, Saul of Tarsus saw Christ and became Paul.

    On the road to Damascus, numerous nations saw Mammon and became clones of the biblical Cain.

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