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The Web Poetry Corner - James Bredin - Theocracy Democracy and War

Theocracy Democracy and War


James Bredin

Intense imams donít like to dream about democracy,
Because they are so deep into their own theocracy,
In the game of power they are like other politicians,
And democracy might interfere with their ambitions.

We canít say for sure whether this is good or bad?
Without recall or referendums we too have been had,
In our so called democracy we wait years for an election,
In the meantime theyíre inclined to take us in any direction.

How do you get an imamís or politicianís attention?
Dead soldiers or a war seems beyond their comprehension,
Where the clash of regions and religions are involved,
If civilizations could just talk, some of this might be solved.

This is what the United Nations was supposed to be about,
Not sending armed soldiers in case someone had a doubt,
These were the only original UN expectations,
Forgotten long ago like the old League of Nations.

And those who scream about some humanitarian calamity,
Some distant disease, war, terrorists, plague or insanity,
Say they want peacekeepers promptly and money to boot,
And when you see their dictators, stand up and salute.

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