Martin Powell reciting his poem at Stop the War's national demonstration Stop Bombing Iraq - Don't Attack Syria in London on 4 October 2014.
There's three billion for war, whilst you're raising our prices?
Just ask David Cameron how much a bag of rice is
Ask him what it takes to raise a child on minimum wage in this day and age
Whilst war is waged on the world stage - and staged for the whole world to engage
Now we're back to Iraq on a fresh pack of lies; IS IS funded by America's allies
It makes my blood boil that we murder for oil - sending soldier's to foreign soil
In times of turmoil crimes usually rest on the flag or royal crest
Loyal men put to the test by a system that's flawed at best
And here within the west when we requested to withdraw
A war to which the people can't protest is what we saw
We marched across the nation and we swore, "Not in our name"
Will the United States play the annihilation game
With "facts" and false claims attacks came without shame
To place blame on Iraq and Saddam Hussein
Now there is no denying that this man was inhumane
But lying for a reason is treason all the same
It seems the terrorism campaign needed a face
A story with a hero, the worlds, "saving grace"
So plans were put in place to tell tales of weapons that could put us in jeopardy - mentioned repeatedly
With the intention of keeping the invention of mass destruction alive;
Mass corruption was the drive - to strive for apprehension and the tension of lies
To keep the public's mind's eye trained on the planes in the skies
So Uncle Sam could show up and blow up the "bad guys"