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The Web Poetry Corner - James Bredin - Next Mayor of Toronto

Next Mayor of Toronto


James Bredin

We need someone for mayor, who can clean up the mess,
Of street people and panhandlers who demand more -- not less,
They somehow got the message that they can take control,
To steal, beg, borrow and rob and always get parole.

The mayor looked around and thought he had a consensus,
Asked for volunteers to count homeless for a census,
Got a report from Social Service and liked what he saw,
Socialism and communism and never withdraw.

A committee of appointees to oversee it all,
Encourage complaints against the cops and the law,
Planned pompous programs, hostels, shelters and drop-ins,
And those who think different are obviously has-beens.

With welfare organization tentacles everywhere,
Wall to wall agencies and organizations with day care,
The welfare way of life is now considered elite,
Therefore there’s no need for panhandlers to be discreet.

Every weasel organization that frequents out there,
Scream they’re marginalized diversified but fair,
Well hidden in the agenda of friends at City Hall,
Need ten-year terms without referendums or recall.

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