george ramsgate2


Both sides and every single one of you

Do you really know who your enemy is when you bomb the random innocents?

Do you really know who the murderer is when you annihilate the random strangers?

You don’t, do you? You haven’t got a blind clue

For Romeo and Juliet, read Frankie and Johnny

Besides, all you know is how to shoot from the hip and the art of knee jerk reaction

All you know is the illogical revenge of trading an eye for shattered limbs and dreams

All you know is the buzz you get out of random violent response and same-o backlash

You nailed those two precious bedfellows good and proper, must make you feel so, so tough

Don’t lie and tell me it doesn’t, don’t do that, both sides and every single one of you

For Montague and Capulet, read Baker and Britt


Time for a bit of music. ‘POOR EXCUSES’ is a song of mine that fits my mood today. Hope you enjoy;

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25 comments on “KNEE JERK REACTION”
  1. yassy says:

    This is an epic , spectacular write, I run short on superlatives. Omg you never fail to surprise.

    1. zoolonaudio says:

      Thank you, Lady Yasmin.

      1. yassy says:

        Very welcome, Lord Zoolon.

  2. Lucy Brazier says:

    This is fantastic.

    1. zoolonaudio says:

      Thank you, Lucy

  3. Pretty stuff, poignant words.

    1. zoolonaudio says:

      Thank you.

  4. Very timely words! I enjoyed and shared Poor Excuses too, great song!

    1. zoolonaudio says:

      Thank you.

  5. I love that Romeo line. It is brilliant.

    1. zoolonaudio says:

      Thank you, Shey.

  6. George, a wave of very powerful words. There’s no glossing over, or skirting around the substance of your post. Wonderful, your music is perfect too. ~ Feather & Lightfoot

    1. zoolonaudio says:

      Thank you, Feather. Sometimes the world news makes me want to shout in the faces of those in the news.

  7. I love the power and outrage in this. Well done.

    1. zoolonaudio says:

      Thank you. I’m no poet, just a songwriter fed up with world news at the moment.

      1. I think songwriters are poets!

  8. “the art of knee jerk reaction” sounds like its own story in the making. Well done, Friend.

  9. Reblogged this on Kate McClelland and commented:
    Nailed it

  10. micketalbot says:

    Going to reblog this too. I fear for us all!

  11. micketalbot says:

    Reblogged this on Mick E Talbot Poems and commented:
    Tear jerker too, so sad.

  12. Christy B says:

    This one is more poignant than ever following the recent terrorist attacks.

    1. zoolonaudio says:

      The only thing the ‘West’ don’t seem to understand is that these vile, awful attacks are, by the warped minded perpetrators seen as a kind of ‘eye for an eye’ revenge. We really have to come to terms with that and stop the random bombings killing what they see as their ‘own’; sit down a talk somehow. Without ‘talk’ nothing gets solved…please don’t think this a stereotypical rant, just words from the heart, Christy

      1. Christy B says:

        I don’t ever think you are ranting, George. Instead I see that your words – both in the posts and in the comments – come from the heart. I am glad you are vocal as that is the way to change. xx

      2. Christy B says:

        To ENFORCE change, I mean.

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