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The Web Poetry Corner - James Bredin - Four Dead Mounties

Four Dead Mounties


James Bredin

The Adscam and the deaths should show, we need a change,
Which our goody-two-shoe rulers are loath to arrange,
Let murderers out early with the faint-hope clause,
They’re so soft on crime and our laws full of flaws.

This attitude allowed a mad man with weapons cache,
Four dead Mounties is a disgraceful display,
These are our leaders, who gave criminals in jail the vote,
And now we have four dead guys who wore the red coat.

Pompous politicians on junkets overseas,
Buy votes with Adscam and same-sex and sleaze,
Four dead Mounties in the middle of the morning,
And the whole country into bereavement and mourning.

"This status quo," they say, "will have stay in place."
"Though four dead Mounties is a terrible disgrace."
Our politicians can never see a reason to change,
Referendums or recalls they will never arrange.

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