Sorry – I forgot the title!
An Invisible Machine
I wrote this poem on the way back from a Roy Harper gig in Scotland. We discussed the environmental damage being wreaked upon the world by the selfish, greedy minority who control the capitalist machine that is destroying the planet.
Five billion people live in poverty and despair while a few hundred thousand squander everything in a senseless orgy of extravagance.
The forests, lakes and seas are being consumed. The chimps, elephants and rhinos machine-gunned.
I suggested Roy wrote an epic song on this subject. He told me that he was writing one about what goes on in people’s minds. That is where the madness is conceived!
As we are distracted with booze, sex and TV, religion, psuedodemocracy and talent shows, tribute bands, muzac and nostalgia, fashion, glamour and celebrity, the real world is being ripped apart before our very eyes!!!
I refuse to be stupid!
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