THE CHAIN

The chain of command stretched beyond repair,
Gaps in links appeared where least expected,
New laws proposed, pushed life to the limit,
Now we see the consequential damage.
Sat in the street the young poked out their tongue,
As the young will be ever prone to do.
Who gave the order to smash in their heads?
Who issued armour? What was in their heads?
The force prevails as we all count the cost,
Thoughts of public service lie trashed, and lost.
BBC concentrates on burning vans,
Sick politicians wring their blood red hands,
Information age turns right in the dark,
London high command instigates the spark.

Harry Rogers, in the Red Bedroom, 22nd March 2021.