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The Web Poetry Corner - James Bredin - Puny Politicians

Puny Politicians


James Bredin

Where can we find the leadership to get us out of this mess?
Of criminals, homeless, soft judges and Afghanistan distress,
Where they dance around the issues and then they delay, delay,
And prove that they have feet completely stuck down in clay.

Democracy hollowed out by these closed-agenda politicians,
Public trained by a TV screen to their hyped-up conditions,
Electronic images manufactured by words and fears,
We will put things right they say so there is no need for your tears.

Under the impact of propaganda, democracy is out,
Opinions and attitudes can be formed and bought if in doubt,
The lies can be twisted and manipulated to calm the crowds,
Disjointed political propaganda within these hazy clouds.

Oh but we have Charter Rights so everything should be all right,
No need for a politician to tell the truth or stand and fight,
For binding referendums or recall but abortions wall to wall,
Politically correct in a war with no battlefield at all.

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