The new emperor’s buttonhole

Remembrance Sunday’s long ago,
Lost in the christmas crush.
I wore no poppy, this time round,
Honouring those who gave their lives…
For what?

The freedom so dearly bought
Handed to a breed of sloths:
Nearsighted career politicos,
Slacking. Understanding lacking
The effects of exponential growth.

We can ‘choose’ to vote for one lot;
We can ‘choose’ to vote for the other;
Berated, derided, ‘apathetic’ (!)
Should we choose to simply

Elected leaders will not change
A system gifting power.
Illusory ‘mandates’ should be shown
To bloom a plastic flower.

If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.

About pendantry

Phlyarologist (part-time) and pendant. Campaigner for action against anthropogenic global warming (AGW) and injustice in all its forms. Humanist, atheist, notoftenpist. Wannabe poet, writer and astronaut.
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2 Responses to The new emperor’s buttonhole

  1. Julia says:

    Dearingly delightful Colin.Wishing you a Christmas full of love and playboy


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