Thursday, 23 May 2013

Nothing...

A man dead
And another dead
Doesn't  matter
Where it takes place

It’s a man dead
And another dead

Human life as cheap as the newspaper you buy
As disposable as crisp wrappers
As worthless as yesterday’s news

A man dead
Another
On its way

A machete
A gun
A slash across the throat
Thank god it’s not you
It’s certainly nothing ... new

© David Mellor

Man dead in suspected Woolwich terror attack

David was born in Liverpool in 1964. He left school with nothing, rummaged around various dead end jobs, then back to college and uni. In his 20s he first discovered poetry, starting writing and performing and has done so ever since. He has lived on the Wirral for the past eight years.