The Latecomer by Alan Potter

I open the box of dress uniforms
My tears fall and soak the new black and tan
I’ve saved my family, my life, from the storm
I’m not one of them, I’m an honest man
But I’m scared, I’ve seen my friends dragged away
By the brown-shirted creatures of the night
With trappings of evil on vile display
He’s seized the Reichstag, now the world’s affright
A loyal Teuton is now a damned islet
So I’ve joined the party, espouse its views
A latecomer, a so-called March Violet
But I’m no Nazi, no hater of Jews
I fear much more righteous blood will be spilt
And I’ll live on dressed in regret and guilt



0 #2 PHILIP Burton 2021-09-11 06:27
The structure is right suited to the message i,e, a position statement first, and then what follows from it. Brill.
0 #1 Christine Gleave 2021-09-08 09:14
An evocative piece of writing. Most of us do not look at the other side of a story/action.
Thank you, Alan.