Terence George Craddock (Spectral Images and Images Of Light)

70 Years Plus Of Flood Prevention Neglect - Poem by Terence George Craddock (Spectral Images and Images Of Light)

ghost governors of 70 years plus of flood prevention neglect
must all shoulder their blame but what is this great President
makes his first ever flood appearance in poor flooded Jakarta?

why because for first time the Presidential Palace was flooded?
why because wonderful President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's
Democratic Party is reeling from even more corruption scandals?

Democratic Party has fallen from fist place to third fourth?
but our always previously absent in Jakarta flood President
is greeted by some flood victims as a paid for staged hero?

while poor Ir. Joko Widodo elected governor a mere 3 months
is persecution blamed for all 70 plus years generations of neglect?
blame 13 Bang Yos, or 14 Foke, not 15 only 3 months Jokowi?

why did President Yudhoyono make his first ever flood appearance?
why because presidential palace grounds were among areas flooded?
President Yudhoyono walked around his flooded palace compound?

wearing trousers rolled up above his knees to prove what?
to prove he President Yudhoyono is a man of the people?
no to stop the dry pants he was wearing from getting wet?

Yudhoyono told reporters 'I have no problem with the palace being
flooded. The most important thing is the people are protected.'
strange how protecting people from floods was before not important?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Split image from the poem 'Seasonal Disaster Flooding In Jakarta' by Terence George Craddock.


Copyright © Terence George Craddock

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, January 22, 2013

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