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The Web Poetry Corner - James Bredin - The Next Governor General

The Next Governor General

by

James Bredin

Could it be Bonnie Charlie since he denied being with a guy?
He’s real royalty so without question he’s as straight as a die,
So when the Governor General moves out of Rideau Hall,
Could we invite Chuck and Camilla to move right in that fall?

Or could the next governor general be just out of jail?
‘Cause they too have Charter rights, especially if or when they make bail,
They too might like to go to Russia and take along their friends,
A few bikers from the pen with Charter rights to set the trends.

Or maybe a refugee, from god knows where, who just arrived,
Claiming that if he and his family go back, their life will be spoiled,
Or a homeless guy in a cardboard box in a Yonge St doorway,
Who would nod his head for a real bed with pay and house and driveway.

We need a specialist to pin awards and hand out medals,
To walk in front of soldiers or talk at important burials,
To read a speech in parliament maybe once or twice a year,
And everything is politically correct and sincere.


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