Treasure Island

James Bredin

(1933 / Ennis Canada)

Ottawa Changes, June 23rd,2011


If we scrapped the appointed Senate, would anyone know?
But their political appointees want to maintain the status quo,
They have good soft well paying jobs until they are nearly dead,
Or was that seventy five or eighty five - no one really read.

To listen to their news, it might be the end of the world.
Nothing like this has happened before since the flag was unfurled,
God might come down from heaven or the devil come up from hell,
Whose doing this – the prime minister or some drug cartel?

Because those of us outside of Ottawa would hardly know,
Not much concerned with distant Ottawa government overflow,
So the provinces might get a kick at the cat and all that,
Because Ottawa expects that the provinces should go to bat.

Submitted: Thursday, June 23, 2011
Edited: Friday, June 24, 2011
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  • Mohammad Akmal Nazir (6/23/2011 11:22:00 PM)

    Outstanding poem. Wonderfully conceived. Great imagery with nice sentiments. Keep it up.
    I rated it 10.
    Thanks for sharing.....
    Kindly read and rate my poem 'A busy street' on page 1.

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