Always stones to throw,
always dreams to shatter,
for the most bizarre of reasons.
The excuse? A (see below*) matter.
The removal of an emblem
stirred the restless herd
and we're back when petrol bombs
seemed mightier than the word.
The banner, the bunting, the pennant,
the symbol, the badge, the flag,
history is the baggage
that we seem content to drag.
Not waving, but rioting.
* Insert "trivial" or "significant" depending on which side of the fence you operate