James Bredin

Rookie (1933 / Ennis Canada)

Are You Going To Vote, Canadian? Apr 4th,2011 - Poem by James Bredin

We are having an election in our so-called democracy,
We’re going to change some names in our Ottawa aristocracy,
But very little else is allowed to change in name,
Appointed senators and High Court judges remain the same.

And very few in their media are inclined to complain,
They are not sure whose side they are on in this strange campaign,
Because most political parties mirror one another,
Might be related, cousin, sister, mother or brother.

What Canada needs is some real democratic alterations,
Binding referendums and compulsory voting combinations,
Proportional representation instead of first-past-the-post,
Where the votes of the combined opposition are way the most.

Apr 4th,2011

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 4, 2011



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