From a Rioter


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From a Rioter

This is for all ye toffee-nosed fuckin sadists out there
callin for rough justice.

Fuck the fuckin lot of ye
down into the ground
is what I say.

Ye’re just dronin the same old crap

as all those bullshit experts
and all those fuckin broadloid hacks
that make their fuckin fortune outta lyin

and ye’re only a fuckin crow chorus

for all the fiddlin politicians
that every fuckin gobshite on the planet susses
are hypocrites and gangsters and conmen

and ye’re practically loadin the fuckin machine guns
for the auto-fuckin-MET-ics
that the flies on a thousand Bridewell corpses
can already tell ye are serial-killers-in-uniform

and ye’re the ones callin me mindless?

Dave Lordan

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5 Responses

  1. john

    August 13, 2011 11:49 pm

    i still don’t get it. lot of sentiment i think

    waiting for the kids of manchester and london to turn that sentiment in to music.

  2. Jill O'Loughlin

    August 13, 2011 11:53 pm

    You should have stayed in school, love. That way you might have been able to express your opinion in a legible manner. Any understanding of punctuation, pray tell? And “ye’re” is not a word, nor is rioting/looting anything but a display of your lack of intelligence. Well done. You have confirmed society’s stereotype of a thug.

  3. Connie

    August 15, 2011 12:15 am

    Well, the grammar may not be the best but youl have to admit the kid is spot on about the sycophnantic chattering classes

  4. B. Rand

    August 15, 2011 1:09 am

    fuggin amazing verse, mon. Tell it to the judge and he’ll sentence ya to a 12-month literacy course.

  5. William Wall

    August 15, 2011 11:58 am

    I’m inclined to the opinion that the above comments prove the power of this poem, especially Jill’s wonderful patronising remarks. That is, of course, unless they’re ironic. You never get this level of raw honesty from the critics. Well done Dave. You got up someone’s nose (again).