Phil Roberts


I turn 65 on the 31st of January 2022. I love cats, rock music, and horror fiction and poetry

Glorious Arab freedom fighters
Have bombed old London Town;
The Tower of Babel has fallen
Or ‘least is coming down.

London’s Railway stations
Have known a major blast;
The day of reckoning is nigh
To London Town at last.

The heroes of democracy
From far Iraqi fields;
Have bent till nearly breaking
But will never ever yield.

England must be judged now
For evil deeds it’s done;
America has had its day
Australia’s time will come.

London once was judged
To be a very special town;
But after years of terrorism
Its name came tumbling down.

No longer know for freedoms
Free rights; freedom of speech;
London’s killed democracy;
It now fights for war, not peace.

© Copyright 2021, Philip Roberts
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia