Too Many Fingers (not enough feet)

There’s too many fingers and not enough feet
across the length and breadth of Britain
Politics and passion seem right out of fashion
where the protest song’s no longer written
Where whinging sheep, stoned and asleep,
are a key punching angry society
No condemnations just celebrations
for pomp and impropriety
He said rise like Lions after slumber
but the Lions are all tamed and subdued
We can’t sail the south of france in baggy linen pants
a million miles from the ones that get screwed
There’s one post quoting Percy Shelley
and the massacre at Peterloo
Amongst a thousand posts about dole dodgers
and posts about immigrants too
Not much questioning of why so little
just a want for more and more
And the racists get sprayed brown
whilst looking down amongst the poor
But It’s cool to post notes with quotes from Malcolm
Marcus Garvey and Stephen Biko
Stay at home fighting Nazis whilst claiming we’re Marxist
Are we Groucho, Harpo or Chico?
There’s a rap of a gavel in a kangaroo court
the moment that someone’s arrested
But then piss and moan about Sharia Law
whilst clicking like on the site that protests it
Are we shaking a fist or shaking our wrists
as we claim to take a stand
The laptop gets hot as we reach for a sock
For the cock that sits in our hand
There’s too many fingers and not enough feet
across the length and breadth of Britain
Politics and passion seem right out of fashion
where the protest song’s no longer written.

About JB Barrington

The words & verse of JB Barrington; performance poet from Salford. Lovely stuff, touches heart strings and the odd raw nerve - Johnny Vegas Great poems; great delivery - Terry Christian A warm charm, a rapier wit and a real appreciation of words - Louder Than War
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