Wednesday, 6 July 2022

Finally Revealed

by Nick Gisburne

How devious, how dangerous, you are,
An avalanche of swagger and contempt.
Deceptions, tangled, twisted, shield your star
With lies, a hive of treacherous intent.
Corruption is concealed, mistakes ignored,
Denials part and parcel of the game,
And any broken pieces on the board
Are swept aside, while others take the blame.
The forgery is finally revealed.
Your former friends betray the beast beneath,
Too stubborn, even now, exposed, to yield,
A tyrant, without weapons, without teeth.
    Surrender. Now. Accept the fate we planned.
    We do not ask or offer. We demand.