David Chalk

Democracy - Poem by David Chalk

We elect our leaders
With our precious votes
They are supposed to serve us
The ordinary folk

How can they do that
If they cannot hear our cries?
If they ignore our suffering?
If they tell us lies

Electors should be bosses
To the political class
But it’s money they answer to
Whenever they are asked

How can it be democracy
When money is all that’s heard?
When our supposed representatives
Are by greed and power lured

For it to be democracy
Needs more than votes cast
It needs real accountability
It needs duty to society
Always to come first not last.

For a choice between puppets
Who greed and money serve
Makes democracy a fiction
One that is quite absurd.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 16, 2011

Poem Edited: Saturday, December 17, 2011

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