Murder, the American Way {Redux}

(for President Trump & the IRA & John Wayne most of all!)


Murder, American Style,

like Capitalism or Apple Pie,

the Psychopath who kills for Sport,

and taunts the cops they can’t be caught.


One corpse of course is not enough,

they have to leave a bloody trail,

and every gratuitous killing is shown

in every gratuitous detail.


This is the new American Hero,

one part Jesse James and two parts Nero.

We follow their crimes with fascination,

surely a Sickness grips this Nation.

And the Detectives play not by “the Book”,

they question suspects with right hooks,

administer urban frontier-justice,

like some cowboy down in Texas,

while “sexy babes” will show their class,

reduced to bits of Tits and Arse.

Our Hero will hang from a cliff or two,

before the actions finally through.

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

before we see the final curtain.


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

themselves are murdered by the State.

But if not killed, what then the Guilty,

lodged in High-Security?

Why, their crimes bring them Publicity,

and they become.. Celebrities!

Lonely women write to their jail,

to have their child or pay their bail.

Later they appear on talk shows,

to promote their book

or range of clothes.





The Reverend Hellfire is a practised Performance Poet

and an Ordained Minister of the Church of Spiritual Humanists

AND the Church of the Universe.

His Feet of Clay are his Achilles Heel.



~ by reverendhellfire on May 20, 2018.

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