Treasure Island

James Bredin

(1933 / Ennis Canada)

No Amendments Please


The Americans can make amendments to their Bill of Rights,
It seems to solve the problems of many political fights,
But Canadians have a problem in trying to change our Charter,
Written back around the time of President Jimmy Carter.

Too many provinces, people, groups and complications involved,
Too much finger pointing, accusations and matters unresolved,
Under the command of appointees politically correct,
Appointed senators or appointed judges have the same affect.

The Swiss have binding referendums, which we are denied,
Even Oregon has death with dignity, which we can’t abide,
Because our aristocrat appointees all want to stay and stay,
You can’t change anything, so you… just better go away.

Submitted: Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Edited: Wednesday, June 29, 2011

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  • Mohammad Akmal Nazir (6/28/2011 8:19:00 PM)

    Fantastic poem. Wonderfully conceived. I liked it for its remarkable imagery and decent style.
    Rated it 10.
    TFS.....
    Kindly read and rate my poem 'Abortion' on page 4.
    Regards
    Akmal (Report) Reply

  • Ace Of Black Hearts (6/28/2011 6:52:00 PM)

    You are right and wrong.
    Even if the new are the new they still been politics too long.
    How we elect the 'Greats' Is the evolutionary latter.
    Its not by the people, but electoral votes.
    So only in the lower elections do we matter.
    Remember that guy you voted on for mayor?
    He's the one that puts the higher politician in power.
    A weakness in a system that has grown so sour.
    It stinks of corruption.
    We need to move them in an out more often.
    One year is all you get.
    If you are gonna make a real change better make it quick. (Report) Reply

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