February 7, 2019 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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Ben White







We’ve seen it before –

Mobilized by lies for war

And having to make up facts

To deploy the troops

Rolling out concertina wire

When every lie needs a liar


And there is another caravan

Coming up

To kill America’s addicts,

To sell young girls to old white men,

And to fund their gang activities

Of Spanish-speaking evils

Intent on spreading poverty

On the American Dream


While Constitutional principles scream,

But no-one listens

In the atmosphere

Of suspicion

And fear

Where ignorance practices

Its sweet and secret seduction –


This time against


Of Mass Destruction.






Ben White

Author of the books, Buddha Bastinado Blues and The Kill Gene, Ben White thought he was a poet, only to find out he is not a poet at all. He is a witness. What he writes is testimony.

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