verbal hallucinations

What Do You Know?

They scourge their Empires with their whips by night
With oaten dollops in their Eton guts
We’re plebs? Then where’s our pulsing plebiscites?
Digest, squeeze, please release and double flush
Please! Not on Beeb, you’ll make them bleeping blush
And Auntie isn’t one who’ll take it rough
The mouthpiece of the Nation — buffed and brushed
But rotting teeth make slums of sparkling gums

***

And, what do you know!
Our books burn blind
Then what do you know
Your Wiki roots won’t grow
When the seeds can’t feed
With no food below
Yes! Your Grand hands know
That all they accrued
You ticked it Blue
And what they think of you
In an ammonia’d stew
That’s waiting for you

***

You scare me coz you burn so blazon bright
Their stinking breath unharmed your appetite
Beguiling target for their drones at night
A miscreant renowned for teeth that bite
The tights off thighs belong to Mr. Right
But Right and Left have had their wedding night
The rights of Kings and Queens with rings incite
A privilege of lineage Zinc White

***

And what do you know?
Yes, she says ‘we’
But ‘we’ means ‘me’, oh?
And with her arse dethroned
She’ll shank our gates
With her diamond trousseaux
Orwellian hell enthroned
Screen, stream, SCREAM
TV, Laptop and iPhone
It’s a Royal Knockout show
Toss a Prince off
Win and embryo

***

And what do you know
Your light bulbs blow
And… Oh yes! YOU know
The fright at night below
When the buzz bomb shushed
Then coughed a deathblow
‘Course, WE’RE at war, y’know
So we know, y’know, what it’s like, y’know?
The beast out East, y’know?
Private Skype raid-show
So we know, you know?

And what do you know?
Yes, she says ‘we’
But ‘we’ means ‘me’, oh?
And with her arse dethroned
She’ll shank our gates
With her diamond trousseaux
Orwellian hell enthroned
Screen, stream, SCREAM
TV, Laptop and iPhone
It’s a Royal Knockout show
Toss a Prince off
Win and embryo

© Owen Emmerson & Michael Whitehead (2013)

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