Ah, these are the leaders
These are the leaders –
Madmen in suits.
Believing in numbers, percentages and sanity
Drawing bar-charts to rationalize tanks and air strikes.
Using ‘intelligence’ to fool themselves
with White Papers and dossiers
In dimly lit corridors they meet in murder;
It is not just us and them. I want
An end to war
another world was possible
It has been said, once it was true –
Violence breeds violence.
The lunatics with their economies
Protecting. The lunatics with their rocket launchers
Projecting. Leaders are leading us down
we are going going…
© Dan Savery Raz, The Leaders (From PRIVATE 47, p. 25)