Friday 18 June 2021

This Is The Way

by Nick Gisburne

The whistle signals everything to stop
A message from authority will play
Transmission bulbs on every corner drop
Electrified to keep us all at bay
The Leader’s voice is loaded with regret
Example must be made of selfish fools
Their timely executions will beget
Two vacancies in patriotic schools
The pliant minds of we who must obey
Receive the news that rations will be skipped
Saluting, we accept this is The Way
Dissent would see us mercilessly whipped
    The whistle sends us back to face the grind
    To snatch what broken future we can find