Mercer's Poems
Tears In Eyes

Storm winds rage, this Earth a stage, 
a thousand cries and tears in eyes. 
The green of leaf is but a sheath 
for knives to ruin our subtle lives. 
And so to blitz, the sun’s rays glitz
to a thousand cries and tears in eyes. 

The thunderous roar a tedious bore.
a thousand cries and tears in eyes. 
The guns of war all heard before.
The mighty brag ‘neath imperial flag,
While the lightning strikes, to establish Reichs, 
to a thousand cries and tears in eyes.

The waters surge to sing a dirge
of a thousand cries and tears in eyes. 
A wave of colossus compete to take Knossos 
But money must surely be less sweet than honey
As violence ignites the political rights 
to a thousand cries and tears in eyes. 

A sandstorm abounds to the sorrowful sound
of a thousand cries and tears in eyes. 
A sandstorm is whipped up as cities are ripped up. 
The freedom once thought is now oh so sought 
and as battles are fought, ancient autonomies wrought
by the thousand cries and tears in eyes.

And yet here our taxes are fit for attacks, says
a thousand cries and tears in eyes. 
No NHS cash for a pill, but cash to burn to kill.
No renewable lighting but money for fighting. 
The type of democracy that so angered Socrates
and brought a thousand cries and tears in eyes. 

The whole world is fighting, yet at home we’re frightened
despite a thousand cries and tears in eyes. 
Industry torn by no government sworn.
Economy bust by them of greed and lust. 
Instead of heads on pikes there’s industrial strikes. 
To a thousand cries and tears in eyes. 

So let’s see some action, demand satisfaction
for your thousand cries and tears in eyes. 
Instead up this upset let’s see Tory bloodshed.
And that labour’s a scam, just like the Lib Dem. 
Let’s take back control of our country so bold 
and end a thousand cries and tears in eyes. 

I demand nought autonomous, nor ought eponymous
with a thousand cries and tears in eyes. 
Just communes of people all living as equal 
No media agenda, nor MPs to render
the people’s opinion to Satan’s dominion. 
just ends to the cries and tears in eyes.