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The Web Poetry Corner - James Bredin - Dear Dalton - 5

Dear Dalton - 5


James Bredin

Dear Dalton of the flip flops that tend to increase by the day,
From four O seven to two-tier medicines, we’re going to pay,
Those who voted for you are already shedding terrified tears,
And without recall we’ll suffer you, Dalton, for at least five years.

Dear Dalton of the dead and dying abandoned seniors’ drug plans,
Those helpless sickly types in the lineups waiting for MRI scans,
Those who spent their years paying all your Liberal-GST dues,
That you recently promised to reduce but now you’ve changed your views.

No one, no matter who, can name a good thing you’ve recently done,
Only diehard socialist Liberals are delighted you won,
Unlike the Americans we have no recall -- no solution,
Can’t do a thing about it -- no impeachment or prosecution.

And Canadian politicians can lie through their teeth,
About conflict of interest with lies that are hidden beneath,
A few questions can be asked but the system cannot be changed,
No matter who gets elected -- the thieves, liars or the deranged.

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