A Plague on All Modernity



Pandemic, across the deserts and seas,

Ignorant of knowledge through fear,

Mired in squalor of all countries,

Worsened by each passing year,


Stark stench, no place to hide,

As children, dance, clap and sing,

Final solution, humanity abide,

As the death knell continues to ring, 


Situations, so hard to describe,

The fitter, the younger, the strong,

No mercy, no matter the tribe,

And the closer scourge prolonged.

About the author


The author, Paul Anthony Obey, born in 1970, is working class, brought up in a working class family and has raised a working class family. Married to a proud New Zealander, Nicola, they live in the North West of England and share 4 children; Ryan, Hayley, Bethany and Seth, one of each from both.

My work is dedicated to all of those who believe in what I am trying to do and to some of those who don’t yet get it.

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