Worship, warship

(White folks' viciousness properly pronounced)

Vocal
shifts,
violence
subservient
obsession
with monarchs
submission
to presidents,
those
leading murder
and mayhem
without precedent.
Tradition
rendition
slaughter
magnificent
for serfdom
for penury
and enterprise
without restraint.
Local
drifts,
malevolence
contrived
smugness
with ignorance
in stupidity
combined.

Dr T.P. Wilkinson writes, teaches History and English, directs theatre and coaches cricket between the cradles of Heine and Saramago. He is author of Unbecoming American: A War Memoir and also Church Clothes, Land, Mission and the End of Apartheid in South Africa. Read other articles by T.P..