Iconoclast by Jodie Rose McLouglin

I am not a silent poet

Be it multi-millionaire celebrities
Sports personalities or the Crown
We rarely ever hesitate
when it comes to tearing the bastards down!

Where has our ‘respect’ gone?
These people are human too, they FEEL
Well, we have no qualms about questioning the elite
who’ve forgotten what it’s like to be real

In a cosseted right-wing fantasy land
They never give the poor a hand,
because everything comes down to
‘discipline and hard work’

Most folk ignore entitlement or privilege from birth
When they see the sycophants gushing and waving,
their reptile masks must crack with mirth
Laughing at deluded fools
who only see what they’ve been told to see

Behold the leaders draped in gold!
Who we’re told we must respect
just because they’re rich and old!

Beyond accountability
Bringing investment to the State
Yet the fawners never comment on,
how much of what’s ours they truly take

If you think…

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