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Spit & Whistle (One Man, One Vote)

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Well all I wanna do is spit and lay some tracks,
just looking for a good time, just looking for the craic*
but now with all this shit going down in politics,
and the world being ruled by a bunch of lunatics,
we sit and watch as they commit crimes against humanity,
mankind slipping on the slippery slope of insanity,
and shit you know the things that are done in my name,
I'm looking for a scapegoat, but who really is to blame,
I'm tired and weary and fighting my indifference,
I'd like to be left alone to follow my path of little consequence,

it seems that time is running out and there's so much to be done,
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Spit & Whistle (One Man, One Vote)
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Topic(s) of this poem: ecology,feminism,politics,rap,revolution ,revolutionary,social injustice
Destined to become a rap or spit for a hip-hop track. *craic is an irish word entered into English Urban Language meaning here to have a good time or looking for where the action is.
T Wignesan 30 July 2017

Hi Master Strugnell! There's nothing new nor frontal in what you say; millions feel that away, but the way you say it and the language you use - the everyman's lingo, without (perhaps only) beating about the bush makes your poem a necessary rap these days, and I wish someone or other would let the fire in it all burn with fury and the tempo of bloodiness in his voice for all to hear. Good luck! Every good wish. Wignesan

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Peter Strugnell 31 July 2017

Many thanks T Wignesan, I'm sure you're right, it is simple, direct and maybe a little obvious, it expresses my sense of impotence when faced by powerful people and institutions. I was stung into writing this following the Brexit referendum whereby as a British citizen resident in Europe I didn't even bother to find out if I could vote in the Uk! no I have to suffer the consequences.

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Jazib Kamalvi 27 July 2017

A nice poetic imagination, Peter. Unbelievable ideas with an impressive impression. Very sincere write. Thank you very much,

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Peter Strugnell 27 July 2017

Cheers Jazib :)

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