Language, power and politics

Poetry is a knife that cuts language up
Language uses rules which poetry breaks

Language is a stake
We use language and language uses us

Language is a power
A power to use and a power to abuse

Who has the ‘right’ to use language?
Whose language has more status?

Politicians love language
They know language’s rules
And how to ‘bend’ language
To make it suit their aims
To keep their power

They hide from truth
But truth is too good for them
We know their lies

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: