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The Web Poetry Corner - James Bredin - Toronto in these Serious Times

Toronto in these Serious Times

by

James Bredin

Murders that were once on page one are now on page eight,
These increases came slowly so there was no debate,
The soft-on-crime appointees were proud of their decisions,
Count the homeless and panhandlers and no need for revisions.

These left wing politicians refuse to take the blame,
They say these gun fights in the night are culture so no shame,
And mollycoddling criminals will bring back peace,
Plus easy bail for terrorists and early release.

They released an alleged terrorist on bail today,
And we still donít know his name but they say itís okay,
Itís the Youth Criminal Justice Act passed by the adscam crowd,
And everyone has Charter Rights and we all feel so proud.

And no referendums or recall because thatís not allowed,
Not by this left of left wing socialist communist crowd,
Because their system is sacred and canít be touched,
Ideas about changes will always be crushed.


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