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The Web Poetry Corner - James Bredin - African Problems

African Problems


James Bredin

Two or three tyrannies having a war over there,
Each accuses the other of their lack of prayer,
As they raid each others territories and kill on command,
Religion, power, terrorism as they wish to expand.

Add in starvation, plague, famine, AIDS and much more,
Multiply it all by ten and youíre getting close to the score,
They never used democracy and donít know what itís about,
Itís dictatorship, soldiers, religion, guns, death and no doubt.

Then they stop and make an official announcement,
And the other side also has a pompous pronouncement,
Each side calls the other side terrorists and more,
While at the UN they scream so as not to be ignored.

And indeed the UN may cause more problems it might,
As they try to guide the world in the guise of human rights,
Pompous appointees push their own Kyoto religion,
Mandatory global taxation to help a favorite region.

Itís the sanctimonious attitude of the UN,
As though we have a duty and obligation to them,
And if we donít do it, we could end up in sin,
Send lots of money and soldiers so they can all win.

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