This Photo Moment is a cast back into the mists of time. It’s a photo I took of my bedroom window in Morley Road, Plaistow, east London as the sun was setting. This was taken six years ago to the day (29 July 2011).
Here’s a little something that I posted on Facebook way back in August 2011 (five years ago). To give you some context first, at that time riots and widespread looting was happening across the UK. The riots first started in my city, London, after a man was shot dead by police in questionable circumstances. The riots soon spread to other major cities. I posted this as a tongue-in-cheek joke and was not intended as a slur against any age or religious group.
It is the Lord’s Prayer reimagined for the rioting classes, and here we have…. the Looter’s Prayer. May the (police) force be with you!
The Looters Prayer
Our father who art in prison, my mum knows not his name.
Thy rioting done, you’ll read in the Sun, in Birmingham as it is in London.
Give us this day our welfare bread & forgive us for looting, as we forgive those who give Asbos against us.
…Lead us not into employment but deliver us free housing,
for thine is the petrol bomb, the plunder & all it’s glories,
forever & ever,..