Thursday, May 01, 2014

Bread and Circuses

"Power to the people!", to the poor you say
But who cares about policy when they cannot say
If they'll live to see another day

To them you give as a sop
Promises of a brighter tomorrow
But who was it that darkened their yesterday?

Then there are those of us who are luckier
The educated elite - we walk about proudly
Oh so very informed are we.

We talk politics, and offer our opinions
It's time to wield our vote, to change the nation!
Just like last time, yeah?

You speak your lies, and veil our eyes
Distract us enough with ad hominem arguments
And if that doesn't work -there's always hate and fear

"Give me power, and I'll bring about change!"
That's all well and good sir,
But just how will you go about it?

What do you stand for truly?
What do you plan to do?
How qualified, exactly, to lead us are you?

Oh, but who are we to complain
When we aren't brave enough to provide an alternative
And when we don't have the answers ourselves?

So let's get on with the games once more
We'll pick between Scylla and Charybdis
And next time we'll do it all over again

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