Poem: Red or White

Herbert Asquith

Watched bullets flail

I will not wear red

Neville Chamberlain

Moved from hail to heil

I will not wear red

Clement Atlee

Tied to a US coat tail

I will not wear red

Harold Wilson

Allowed peace to fail

I will not wear red

Margaret Thatcher

Let a nuclear armada sail

I will not wear red

John Major

Fell for the Kuwait tale

I will not wear red

John Major

Hit Bosnia’s coffin nail

I will not wear red

Tony Blair

Bombs went off the Richter scale

I will not wear red

Tony Blair

He should have gone to jail

I will not wear red

142 million murdered civilians

Can you hear the dead wail?

I will not wear red… I will wear white

Author: seagullnic

Writer, editor, lecturer and part-time musician. Passions in life: my family, Bob Dylan, music of many genres, Brighton and Hove Albion FC, cooking plus good food and wine.

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