Push the Button

nuclear

“I would not push the button”

The Gentle Man confessed

“Appeaser”,” Traitor”, “Coward”

Was the outcry in the press?

The Gentle Man replied

“I believe in peace”

“I think it’s for the best”

“Not to sentence millions”

“Of people to cruel death”

A nutter on the tele said,

“The button I would push”

“To be seen as a leader”

“I’m really in a rush”

Listen to those who’ve really served

Put the race to arms in reverse

For the only race that matters

Is the human race on earth

David Palethorpe