James Bredin

Rookie (1933 / Ennis Canada)

Abolish Appointed Canadian Senate Mar 8th 2011 - Poem by James Bredin

Politicians want to abolish our appointed Senate now,
An appointed aristocracy that’s too much to allow,
An expensive establishment that we could do without,
But this could or might cause large-scale bureaucratic freak out.

Some say the Senate is a sacred place of sober second thought,
While others, when they hear this, they become very distraught,
An appointed Senate they say is a sign of no democracy,
They are not elected while we are forced to accept aristocracy.

Senators should be elected they say - they are not sacred cows,
There is no leadership there and none has ever been allowed,
Are we bogged down in an ancient system that can’t be changed?
No referendums or proportional representation – strange.

MAR 8TH,2011


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 8, 2011



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