Four in a row, four in a row
Creep where the toxins overflow,
From chemicals that ooze below
Just gargoyles from the undertow
No cattle, wheat or rye.
Three in a row, three in a row
Sleep where the poison rivers flow,
Breath softly as the tumours grow
No scar so friends will never know
Your fearful lullaby.
Two in a row, two in a row
Still learning less and thinking slow,
Don't ask again but watch the show
Prime time your daily mind tableau
Don't ever question why?
One in a row, one in a row
Wrapped in your faith but even so
No miracle will save you though
The world is blinded to your woe
And deafened to your cry.
Copyright© Alan Gilbert 2012.