James Bredin

Rookie (1933 / Ennis Canada)

How UnıTed Are We? - Poem by James Bredin

If Switzerland can have binding referendums, why can’t we?
They also have death with dignity, which we’re not allowed to see,
Is it our politicians or our Supreme Court that says no?
Is it expected that we will forever shut up and kowtow?

How do we get this on their pompous political agenda?
Are they busy taxing and spending on their hacienda?
How do we get them to listen to our problems and pay attention?
As they assume that in Canada there can be no tension.

Have I got your attention or should I apologize?
There’s no need to go home and think about this and agonize,
We just need to change our constitution but I forgot,
That’s almost impossible in Trudeau’s constitutional knot.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, June 10, 2011

Poem Edited: Saturday, June 11, 2011

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