doug bentley

Rookie - 267 Points (11/25/51 / Edmonton, Canada)

A Canadian's Poem (2) - Poem by doug bentley

O! Canada!
30 some million

arrogant souls
who know best
what is best
for the rest of us

all 7,000+ million or so.
o i know

interest rates,
the tax regime,
health care costs
come first-

are we ready to admit
our riches are embarrassment

in world that's slum
and poverty norm?

in such a global village
the very concept of culture
is a belly-jolting joke!

gullible reader
curled up in comfy chair

for poetry's affable spirit
to enwrap and awe you-

i'm sorry. you've stumbled
on wrong word-magician here.

now look me square in eye
i've something to whisper-

(give up the ghost)

there are fates far more final
than physical death; of that
let this be proof-

search your heart.

Topic(s) of this poem: canada, modern

Form: Free Verse

Comments about A Canadian's Poem (2) by doug bentley

  • (8/24/2015 7:58:00 PM)

    There are fates worse then death, such as having Stephan Harper as Prime Minister for close to a decade. The Canadian spirit is one of passive aggressiveness mixed with indifference, as for being a gullible reader, I need no safe romantic notions to keep me pacified. Your magic is realism, and I dig it. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, February 19, 2012

Poem Edited: Sunday, June 26, 2016

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