…And Justice for All

I’m sure these thoughts are on many people’s minds today.

The Haunted Lullaby

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The dawn of a new King

Cloaked in subterfuge

The Trumpet now rings

Letter in the Queen’s chest

Remain unseen

Promises of a new day

Sheep march in tow

Deception of power in our hands

Wretched promise of how it shall change

They stood

Divided

But they stood for nothing

Stone cast

Crest remains unchanged

Ideology of lies

Cast from Serpent’s Tongue

Honor and Integrity lay dead

Slain by self serving capitalism

Everyone’s to blame.

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When the Bullets have Ceased

The world will wait in silence and debate as our boys die
They praise their human rights as we all struggle to survive
Every one of us manipulated by an evil man
But the world will not assist us with some freedom-bringing plan

It took us a generation
But the truth, at last
Is waiting to be told to our entire nation

Not a God, but just a man
We must take back our homeland
For our brothers and our sisters
We will lay down our demands
Every family has suffered
All our hearts are filled with pain
If we are to beat the system
We must kill the ones to blame

We must kill the ones to blame

A good man and a father overnight has disappeared
We dare not speak his name, for there are spies who must be feared
Empty hearts of politicians turn our children into sneaks
Every words means only horror when the dreaded leader speaks

It took us a generation
But finally, the truth
Is ready to be told, to our entire nation

Not a God, but just a man
We must take back our homeland
For our brothers and our sisters
We will lay down our demands
Every family has suffered
From the bitter sting of pain
If we are to beat the system
We must kill the ones to blame

We must kill the ones to blame
Who –
Promised a lie
Lied to us from birth
Controlled the nation
What our lives are worth
Made our God into nothing
And our freedom a sham
For the children to believe
That their parents are damned
And look up to a monster
Only blind eyes to see
When the bullets have ceased –
We are democracy


Author’s note: I am on holiday this week. For this reason, I will be unable to reblog/share any of the great poems or stories that appear on my dash. Instead, please enjoy these lyrics – they are several years old, but some of them have never been published before.

Generation Death

There goes a generation that won’t put a cross next to your name.

The traitor is among us
Standing right before our eyes
We let him keep on lying
As our generation dies
Tomorrow there’s no future
For no life exists today
Burn deserter’s buildings down
To teach them we won’t pay

We are the future of this world
Destroyed by those before us
A nauseating burden on our shoulders

Violence, the only way
Make the media respond
All the young ones are to blame
Our anarchistic bond
Count is in, your lucks gone cold
No, you won’t celebrate
Another term, on your back
Now we won’t take the bait

We are the future of this world
Destroyed by those before us
A nauseating burden on our shoulders

We won’t take this: generation screwed
Over by the bastards that we couldn’t remove
None of the affected could even cast a vote
Praying on the youth to remove all hope

The future has gone cold again
Plain as day, the lies they tell
We listen and believe them
Hypnotising, like a spell
The traitor is among us
Standing right before our eyes
The bastard keeps on lying
As our generation dies

We are the future of this world
Destroyed by those before us
A nauseating burden on our shoulders

We won’t take this: generation black
None of us will ever dare to turn our back
None of the affected could even cast a vote
Praying on the youth to remove all hope

We are the future of this world
Destroyed by those before us
A nauseating burden on our shoulders

We won’t take this: generation screwed
Over by the bastards that we couldn’t remove
We won’t take this: generation black
None of us will ever dare to turn our back
We won’t take this: generation nought
Denied an education that we never shall be taught
We won’t take this: generation red
Converted by the monsters who would kill us dead!
None of the affected could even cast a vote
Praying on the youth to remove all hope

We were the future of this world!


Author’s note: I am on holiday this week. For this reason, I will be unable to reblog/share any of the great poems or stories that appear on my dash. Instead, please enjoy these lyrics – they are several years old, but some of them have never been published before.

Throne of Skulls

Well they said all men were equal
Drilled in your head from birth
Corrupt and lie
Well I guess that’s right
Every man knows his own worth

Now their principles are soundly
You’re not raised to disagree
Make no mistakes
And know your place
‘Cos no ones as equal as me

Sitting on my throne of skulls
I, I am your mortal God
There is no power for me to fear
‘Cos I, now I control the Earth
Twisted mind
All will be mine
Eyes set straight on worldwide domination

The youth are trained to obey
To destroy all who oppose
Believe it’s true
What they tell you
As the nationwide fear grows

‘Cos if all the men are equal
There’s one thing to understand
You’re not like me
I am, you see
More equal than any man

Sitting on my throne of skulls
I, I am your mortal God
There is no power for me to fear
‘Cos I, now I control the Earth
Twisted mind
All will be mine
Eyes set straight on worldwide domination

Your freedom is gone
Under my regime
You do what you’re told
Think what you’re told
Believe what you’re told
All that I tell you to do
‘Cos if all the men are equal
Then I control equality

Sitting on my throne of skulls
I, I am your mortal God
There is no power for me to fear
‘Cos I, now I control the Earth
Twisted mind
All will be mine
Eyes set straight on worldwide domination


Author’s note: I am on holiday this week. For this reason, I will be unable to reblog/share any of the great poems or stories that appear on my dash. Instead, please enjoy these lyrics – they are several years old, but some of them have never been published before.

But for now a World of Despair

Their voices were the grumble of a mountain
As an avalanche fell off their tongues;
The screaming roar of a thousand voices
Betrayed by the rumble in their throats.
Their song was a volley of destruction
That cascaded debris down onto the witnesses
Covering their eyes and ears in horror;
Huddling together in terror at the noise.
The bellows from the mountain spoke deeply
To some sombre, withdrawn aspect of my soul
And through the hate the fearful threw at them,
I saw a future, perhaps distant, filled with hope
Where humans are humans and not foes.

May 6 – Ripped from the Headlines

Today’s prompt for Story a Day’s May challenge is to steal a story from another source and use it as inspiration. You can read the full prompt here.

I didn’t feel like writing anything long today. I have decided to use opinion poll tracker ahead of tomorrow’s UK general election to give you a brief glimpse into the future.


The Prediction

A giant mess.

Cameron and Miliband are both in talks with Clegg, trying to win him over to form a coalition rather than risk a minority government.

The papers are rushing the blame the SNP for no overall majority. Yet their message is clear, and applies not only to Scotland: more powers and better representation are needed for Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Northern England.

Our union is precious and unbreakable, but the European Union? A loud, annoying voice still screams to tear it down: evidence is not required. They bellow until the final results are in.

Shouting over, Farage is stunned over UKIP’s poor results. At least there’s one thing that the nation can be thankful for.

General Election 2015: Use Your Vote

The UK General Election is on Thursday 7th May. I will of course be voting. Yet many people will not. Unfortunately, there are too many people in this country who share this mentality.

Many people claim that they do not vote because they do not feel that their vote has any value. They believe that it does not matter whether they vote or not. Now, I’m not going to tell you that your ancestors fought long and hard so that you would be able to vote (they did). I’m not going to try to claim that our political system is perfect (it isn’t). What I am going to tell you is that your vote is only pointless when you don’t use it.

There are many reasons to go out and vote. I’ve picked out a few that I feel people should think about.

  • To support a political party. This is a great test that tells you where you lie on the political spectrum and which party your opinions are most similar to. I sit on the libertarian left, next to the Green Party.

  • To counteract support for a political party. If you dislike the politics or ideals of a political party (*cough* UKIP), but there isn’t a party you specifically support, then you can use your vote to vote against a party you don’t support.

  • To demonstrate your dislike of all current parties. If you don’t vote, you’re not protesting against anything, because no party will care. If you spoil your ballot, you’re doing something real to demonstrate that nobody is good enough for you. If everyone who doesn’t vote went out and spoilt their ballots, politicians would pay a lot more attention to the disgruntled masses.

  • To encourage political parties to change their policies to get the vote of people like you. Political parties are like a company: if you aren’t buying from them, they’re not going to focus on you. They’re going to focus on their customers. In this case, the customers are the people who do vote. The customers get to hear what they want to hear.

If you support one party, it’s obvious why you should go out and vote. That’s why all of the UKIP supporters and the BNP supporters will be voting in this general election. It’s why the Green supporters will be voting. It’s why the last remaining Liberal Democrat supporter will get up early on the morning of the general election and go to cast his vote. Some of those people feel strongly that our country should go in one way or another. Some of them will vote because they’ve listened to too much xenophobia in the media and believe immigrants are the source of all of the problems they’ve heard other people in the country face. Some of them will vote in the way that their fathers voted or based on their perceived class.

If you don’t support a particular party, that’s no reason not to vote. There are political parties that we would all like to be able to vote against. Let’s take UKIP as an example. My father will be voting UKIP because he believes the EU controls us, makes us follow stupid, backwards laws and allows evil foreigners to come into our country and claim ridiculous amounts of money from the government. I will be voting against UKIP because I believe that the UK should not become an isolationist, xenophobic nation that removes itself from the EU, discourages the integration of foreign people into our country and prevents the spread of other cultures. Personally, I will be disgusted with this country if we have an EU referendum and leave Europe, but for many people it’s UKIP’s biggest selling point.

That’s the main reason why I’ll be voting in the general election. If my vote can balance out the vote of a Britain First supporter or a racist (a sexist, a homophobe, etc.) then it will be more than worth it.

Spoiling your ballot is far more important than many people know. Spoiling your ballot demonstrates a desire to vote for a party with real substance that speaks to you; not voting only demonstrates that you do not care (anyone of voting age who genuinely doesn’t care can leave on the next plane to anywhere). Nobody is going to recognise your dislike of our political system or of political parties if you don’t vote, because not voting is the only way that your vote will ever be pointless. Those of you who are really disgruntled should go out and spoil your ballots – I’ve done it before and I’ll do it again.

The final point is something that I feel most people simply don’t understand. Lots of young people don’t vote because the main political parties tailor their policies towards our parents and our grandparents: they are more likely to vote. There is no point, from the view of a political party, to try to gain the votes of a person or group of people who historically cannot be relied on to vote. Some of the smaller parties may try it if they do not have policies that will tempt active voters to their side (the Lib Dems tried it with tuition fees and look where that got them), but Labour and the Conservatives already have their supporters. They want to gain the swing voters, not the potential voters.

No political party is tailored exactly to your wishes, but if you don’t vote then no major party is going to suddenly start caring about your beliefs. They are simply going to turn their attention towards those who they know will vote, and attempt to persuade those who have voted for one of the other parties to vote for them, instead. We, as the general public, have to demonstrate an interest in politics so that politics will start taking an interest in us. That may not be how we want the system to work, but sitting around, complaining and doing nothing won’t make it change.

If that doesn’t convince you, then take a look at this list:

  • Education
  • Health (NHS, etc.)
  • Public transport (including roads)
  • Immigration (both foreigners into this country and British citizens living in other countries)
  • Environment
  • Tourism/culture
  • Finances (including banking, pensions, and so on)
  • Housing
  • Law
  • Emergency departments
  • Business/industry

I could go on. If you care about any of these things (or any aspect of our society that government is involved in), then go out and vote for the party whose policies you believe will best maintain/improve these areas. There’s so much involved in politics that you simply can’t dismiss it – you need to be actively involved, however small.

Ultimately, you need to remember that your vote that counts. Don’t use it? Then it isn’t worth a thing.

Day Seven: Give and Take

Today’s Prompt: Write a post based on the contrast between two things — whether people, objects, emotions, places, or something else.

I feel like this one’s a little heavy. I’m not very happy with it – I just wanted to get it posted. I began writing about a contrast between what politicians say and what the public want, but it ended up being a contrast between what voters believe and the truth. It is, after all, shameful that people are so ignorant when they make their decisions. I’ve based it on politics within the UK, although I haven’t used a specific politician or political party.


A light blazed from the television set, bathing the viewer in a flickering combination of colours. Daniel sat sluggishly on the sofa, a can of beer in his hand and half a dozen more empty cans at his feet. The man on the television, a politician, spoke proudly to whoever wanted to hear what he had to say.

‘Our health care system is in major distress. It’s a major factor in our campaign.’ He sounded defiant, a muscle twitching near his mouth. ‘Our policies will ensure that vulnerable people get the treatment they deserve.’

‘They didn’t get it the last time you promised it,’ Daniel grunted at the television. He thought of his grandfather, a man who had been frail in his last few years, who had been mistreated in his care home.

‘We’re also promising to create new jobs, especially for young people,’ the politician added. Daniel thought of his niece, who had spent the whole year since she had left school handing her CV to everyone she came into contact with. She was still looking.

‘I bet you’ll do that,’ Daniel scoffed into his can.

‘And we have a plan to build a hundred thousand new homes if we’re elected.’

‘Well, that’s just great.’ Daniel spat into his can as he spoke, eyeing the liquid gingerly before deciding to finish it off. He placed the empty can on the floor and pointed at the television, the image of the politician now blurry. ‘Why don’t you tax the rich more, eh? Why don’t you raise the minimum wage, too? There are starving families out here! Why don’t you listen to what people want?’

‘And of course, most importantly, we’ll be implementing procedures to ensure that the number of immigrants who come to our country every year is reduced and controlled.’

‘Ah! Yes!’

Daniel threw his arms up into the air, hanging off the edge of the sofa as he listened, suddenly interested.

‘We’ll be ensuring British jobs for British workers.’

‘Yes!’ Daniel thought about his Polish neighbours. The husband worked nights and the wife worked four hours a day, as well as juggling two young children. He thought about them, and then he thought about a British person taking over the jobs they had held for at least five years.

‘We’ll make sure that immigrants who are abusing our benefits system are stopped.’

‘Yes!’ Daniel thought about a newspaper article he had seen once about a family who had been claiming benefits for a child who had been living abroad. Then he thought about the Polish mother next door, and dismissed her. The newspaper article had to be right, and that was how people had to be judged.

‘We’ll create laws that prevent people from coming into our country to use our national health care system, which the British people pay taxes for!’

‘YES!’ Daniel jumped off the sofa, his fists clenched and still in the air. He thought about a Spanish woman he had once seen on a news channel who had entered the country when she had been ill and had been treated for free. He thought about that, and he decided that there had to be others who had schemed and planned to get their diseases treated with his tax money.

He deliberately did not think about his other neighbours, a British couple who had been on job seeker’s allowance ever since they had left school ten years ago, despite the fact that they had never paid tax in their lives. The fact that they were British meant they deserved free health care.

‘If, like me, you want to see our country and our culture remain British, then vote for us on election day.’

‘I will,’ Daniel confirmed, because he did not need any more information. He had made a judgement, and he did not need to think about the facts to back up his decision. He only needed those few examples that he was able to conjure up from the back of his mind, because he could judge the majority of people on that.