The Slow Tissue Paper of Lies, poem by David R Mellor at Spillwords.com

The Slow Tissue Paper of Lies

The Slow Tissue Paper of Lies

written by: David R Mellor

 

Inflation is going down
Though you know it’s rising sky high

He gets to the dispatch box
And says 2+2 are 5
“No, it’s 6” scream the backbenchers
“It’s 7” “No it’s 9”

The thin burning tissue paper
Of lies

Corruption is a badge of honour
The truth is a lie
Just sit back and watch
The country burning from the inside

The thick corrosive wound festers
And democracy dies

David R Mellor

David R Mellor

Born 1964, (Liverpool, England) to a difficult birth, David didn't find his voice until his youth. Years of thinking he was nobody and treated as such. Including a period of homelessness in the desperate Thatcher Years. However, he hit the paper papering over the scars. Found understanding and belief through words. He has been published and performed widely from the BBC, The Tate, galleries and pubs and everything in between. His poems and stories are autobiographical, others topical and several his take on life.
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