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Power

A Poem by Graham Roos

Let's shout at the familiar,

formal way of the hypocrite.

The hiding place of prudes,

A double-standard favourite.

 

Let's laugh at the self-proclaimed,

dissembling bigot's public face;

condemning pleasures he desires

whilst calling it a great disgrace.

 

Let's see how power's siren scent

twists its opposition

with sycophantic gilded fluff.

Behold, the politician.

 

From Apocalypse Calypso

Graham Roos

About the Writer

Graham Roos is a producer, writer and performer. His work has appeared in print, on stage, television and radio. Since 2011 he has been appointed the first Creative Artist in Residence at Buckingham University. His work has been performed by Derek Jacobi, Fenella Fielding and Janet Suzman and his publications include Rave (1997) and Apocalypse Calypso (2012).

 

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