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The Web Poetry Corner - James Bredin - Democracy is not easy

Democracy is not easy


James Bredin

Blind faith can move mountains so no need for logic or common sense,
If the people believe or allow; the potential is immense,
A politician, pompous priest, imam or dictator can excel,
It happened many times in history and even now; canít you tell?

It can be used or abused or as an excuse to go to war,
And when there, used again and again to stay and even the score,
No binding referendums, impeachment, recall or defense,
Stuck in history, locked in time, where little seems to make sense.

In order to get our house in order, we need a shakeup now,
Rewrite our constitution for more democracy somehow,
So the UN or NATO or the righteous canít tell us where to go,
We the taxpayers should be in charge of how we spend our dough,

Our ideas should not be molded by their hidden agenda,
Or the fear factor increased by their pompous propaganda,
Political despotism and obedient appointed judges,
Counting the coffins of heroes and increasing our grudges.

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