THE RIGHTEOUS

by JJ Merryweather

vampire1THE RIGHTEOUS

STOP. GIVE WAY. NO RIGHT TURN.
GO IN THAT DIRECTION.
OBEY THE LAW. CONFORM. BOW DOWN.
PAY SOME DAMN ATTENTION.

No not us, we won’t comply.
We don’t need your correction.
To us your rules do not apply.
We have no imperfection.

ICONOCLASTS, REBELS, OUTLAWS, VILLAINS!
OH WHY MUST YOU SO FIGHT US?
YOU ALWAYS DO JUST AS YOU PLEASE
AND CALL YOURSELVES ‘THE RIGHTEOUS
!’

Our hearts are pure, our aims are bold
We will never, never be told.
Who are you to lecture us?
No compromise.
There is nothing to discuss.

YOU ARE NOT RIGHT. YOU’RE IN THE WRONG.
PROTOCOL PROTECTS US ALL
DEVIATE – YOU WON’T LAST LONG
YOU’RE HEADING FOR A MIGHTY FALL.

Only fools obey your rules
For the righteous they’re just guidance.
The threat of court, or force or war
Will not secure compliance.

AND WHAT OF ETIQUETTE MY FRIEND?
MANNERS.  DUTY. SOCIAL NORM?

DO ALL THESE WORTHY VALUES
INCUR YOUR WRATH AND SCORN?

When your tribute ‘Duty’ we do hear
Our intended doom is all too clear
You flatter us to push us on.

But we’re no mindless automaton.

COME NOW DON’T YOU THINK WE TOO
IGNORE THOSE RULES WE MAKE FOR YOU?
WE HOLD THE PEOPLE TO ACCOUNT
WHILST OUR OWN INTERESTS ARE PARAMOUNT

A compromise then shall we reach?
Adherence to your regime we’ll preach

But it will be lip service only
Your authority to us phony.
And when at last you try to catch us
We’ll take you on ‘cos we’re ‘The Righteous.’

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4 Comments to “THE RIGHTEOUS”

  1. Welcome to poets corner and a lovely poem to start with.

  2. Such awesome powers; Free Speech and Self-Revelations. (@–>–)

  3. Very powerful indeed.
    Welcome and keep up the fighting words.

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