Murder the American Way

(for Hollywood)

Murder, the American Way, like

Capitalism and Apple Pie,

the Psychopaths who kill for sport,

and taunt the cops they won’t be caught.


One corpse of course is not enough,

they have to leave a bloody trail,

and every gratuitous killing

is shown in gratuitous detail.


This is the American anti-hero,

one part Jesse James and two parts Nero.

We follow their crimes with fascination,

surely a Sickness grips this Nation.


“The Detective” plays not by the Book,

he questions suspects with right hooks,

administers urban frontier justice,

like some cowboy down in Texas,

while sexy babes will show their class,

by showing bits of tits and arse.


There’ll be a car chase, that’s for certain,

before we see the final curtain.

Our boy will hang from a cliff or two,

before the actions finally through.

Don’t forget the big explosions

and a gun-fight here and there,

and despite total immersion,

our “Hero” still has perfect hair.


In Real Life those who kill in hate

are often murdered by the State.

But if not killed then what the Guilty,

lodged in High-Security?

Their crimes bring them Publicity,

and they end up as Celebrities.


Lonely women write to their jail,

to have their child or pay their bail.

Later they appear on talk shows,

to spruik their book or range of clothes.




The Reverend Hellfire is a practising performance poet and an ordained Minister of the Church of Spiritual Humanists AND the Church of the Universe.

If only he’d listened to his Mother.




~ by reverendhellfire on January 15, 2012.

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