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The Web Poetry Corner - James Bredin - Dilemma of the Damned

Dilemma of the Damned


James Bredin

Bait and switch election campaigns of lies and deceit,
Promises made just to gain power and then retreat,
Where appointed ethics watch dogs are all on side,
And Supreme Court decisions to help them all decide.

Where the government does not represent the nation,
Shown in adscam corruption and manipulation,
A well oiled group of functionaries and attorneys,
Some travel with politicians on their global journeys.

Constant sound bites and video from tropical places,
Pompous announcements from all their tanned faces,
As we wade wearily through the snow and drive on the ice,
And we nod our heads and never question their price.

And why should the same-sex decisions bother them?
Or those church types who point a finger and condemn,
They’ve got it made in the shade and they might decide to stay,
Maintain the status quo and never never go away.

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