Nothing is pretty anymore
for the cities have to settle some sort of score!
The atmosphere everywhere is nihilist and caustic
stuck in a dystopian vortex!
Every city has a Student population
which contributes heavily to Microsoft Corporation!
Non-differentiating, multinational multilingusists
where London is Irish
and Dublin’s English!
And young men express their resentment towards University Flankers
by saying, “Youse are all fucking Wankers!”
Cities engulfed in Government-run Drug Wars
where there’s no innocence anymore!
Manchester now has Tory conferences
no more terraced housing!
Just run down ghettos with high-rise flats
and a well-done-up City Centre arousing!
Liverpool’s no longer about the Tavern
just Culchie Blades from Ulster on Hen Nights!
And Blokes after Strippers
looking to watch the next Bellew fight!
But where’s Belfast in all of this?
Going down the same road?
Reckless Nouveau Riche like Mr Toad?
We have our problems
but we need to put things in perspective!
Hopefully there won’t be a driective
that would make our way of life ineffective!
Compared to one hundred miles away
we’re doing pretty well!
Hope and pray we keep our identity
to avoid a cultural Hell!