“British Values”!

Author’s Note: Prince Charles has voiced concern at the radicalisation of British youth by fundamentalists and the decline of ‘British values’


The Prince claims that ‘Free Radicals’ (!)
Are duping British youth;
In case they wise-up to the Royals,
And Bruv, ain’t that the truth!
Charles worries that our values could,
In future times be dead;
Especially those that keep his kind,
Exceedingly well-fed!

So British values are the tops,
Or so he likes to say;
And better than that foreign sort,
Outside of the U.K.
Take British justice, it’s the best–
Superior and how!
As when our soldiers burnt alive,
Those ‘Terrorist’ Mau-Mau. ((Anti-British Kenyan freedom movement. About 1.25 million Kenyans were held in concentration camps and closed villages. Thousands were burnt alive, castrated, had ears sliced off, eyes put out, etc. Some recently obtained damages in London High Court.))

Of course, it’s just coincidence,
When we set Kenya free;
These ‘Terrorists’ then disappeared, ((“One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter”. Gerald Seymour))
From our ex-colony.
So “British values” everywhere,
Kill people every day;  ((2015 could be the first time in a hundred years that the British Army has not been involved in a conflict))
Unlike that good ole Government,
In the U.S. of A.!

Richard is a poet and amateur blues harmonica player who lives in the seaside town of Clacton on England's east coast. He's had approximately 70 poems published in England and Wales as well as a number of articles. He can be reached at: richard-layton@zen.co.uk. Read other articles by Richard.