‘The End of the Party’ and Other Poetry by Damian Robin The Society September 3, 2013 Poetry The End of the Party The blood-red dragon struggles To keep China locked, To keep the whole world huddled, ‘Cow’-towed, awed, and shocked. To consolidate its power, It whisks slight of hand, Throws up magicians’ trophies And juggles demand. A past, butchered history And vast cheques, not signed, Are joined by sterile scalpels With snakebite minds. Rich patients order organs – Livers, kidneys, hearts, Pancreases, corneas – The theatre’s dark arts. Though patients hide their scruples, And donors soon die, Military hospitals Provide a wide supply. Plain, onscreen, the prison facts: Organs by square feet: Christians, Uyghurs, Falun Gong, Databased, complete. Though doomed, the Party juggles, Silhouettes cut light: Histories, monies, scalpels, Turning day and night. The sun turns off the Party, But still, its shadow’s big. More copious than oil or debt, Blood slides from its rig. The scab that is the Party Dirties all it views – But China’s constant qualities Means China will not lose. Red Shadow The Party is not China. The Party is not strong. The Party had no country but appropriated one. The Party has no future, no full past. The Party can’t continue, the Party cannot last. The Party is an elaborate mime. The Party is a sham. The Party’s time is short. The Party’s spam. The Party’s crime is known – that it persecutes the sublime. The Party’s blood-thick flags hang heavy at half-mast. Though the Party’s limp, China is not free. Though the beast’s a gimp, it drags the country. Known as a pimp, the world still funds its fee. Though the blood-blast Party’s spent, the country foots the accident. Damian Robin is a journalist and poet living in England. Featured Image: “Imprisoned Dafa Practitioner” by Yuan Li NOTE: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.