‘Thomas Evans, Commander’

Is Al-Shabaab so racist
That every time a ‘White’
Defects to join those losers
They give a rank that’s high,

Like ‘Deputy Commander’?
Surely we’ve the skills
Right here in Eastern Africa
To lead ourselves, to kill?

Our terrorists hate ‘infidels’,
But also Africans!
Must expats be our Killer Kings?
Let Whiteys fill ‘the ranks’!

‘Charleston’

The victims know
Forgiveness shames the hateful
And that love can conquer fear.

The relatives of those who died
Will not brook violenc.

America must once more take
The time to right its wrongs:
Its racist Whites — and culture —
And its love of bloody guns.

Stephen Partington
stepartington@yahoo.co.uk