ivor or ivor.e hogg

Rookie (7/4/1934 / Hebburn.Co Durham U.K)

Invalidate. - Poem by ivor or ivor.e hogg

The truth is like democracy
An ideal we aspire to
But it seems we can't agree.
Nor are we ever likely to.

What's true for me is not for you
What you believe I can't accept.
We hold opposing points of view.
Each one deserving of respect.

We tend to see democracy.
As rule by the majority.
Subjected to close scrutiny
It proves to be a fallacy.

Someone must wield authority.
Though sadly there are very few.
Who have the capability
and even fewer willing to.

Assume responsibility.
So we make do with second best.
But is that true democracy.
I have to say I'm not impressed.

By Ideals which I don't believe.
That we cannot possibly achieve.
One truth and true democracy.
As long as men think differently.

To tell the truth I find it odd
That men who claim to speak for God.
Can hold so many different views
Infinite in variety.

The being who created me
Saw fit to set me free.
No priest has the authority
To take away my liberty.

Wednesday,30 May 2012

Comments about Invalidate. by ivor or ivor.e hogg

  • Ann Beard (6/1/2012 2:24:00 AM)

    Nicely put Ivor, we are truly most complex creatures. peace of mind not easily come by. (Report) Reply

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