The Web Poetry Corner - James Bredin - Fellow travelers
Some socialist writers reveal their reasons in their raves,
Sounds like they’d send you and me to a northern Gulag as slaves,
For not obeying their socialist dictums - commie policies,
Lenin and Stalin would understand their communist fallacies.
Sanctimonious platitudes of equality every day,
Where workers live in Soviet paradise with little pay,
Everyone equally poor like robots, all the same, with no say,
And we’re told we’ll love it in Pravda newspapers every day.
And this same Pravda newspaper will tell us all we need to know,
What to think, what not to say, when to come and where to go,
And we’ll be efficient and effective as their statistics will show,
A proud proletariat without the freedom we now know.