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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

We lived in a Democracy

We lived in a democracy
until we decided to end it.
We anointed someone to call himself the decider
because we failed to see that we had failed
to understand and live by democratic rules
So we let him decide for us.
 
You hear them deride the constitution
you hear them deride the people.
You hear them if you listen to them
But they don't live in a democracy
and neither do we.
 
The Politburo and it's decider
fly over us from coast to coast
and they extract confessions by torture
while blaming a single city
But really the decisions are made in secret chambers.
and we are expected to go about our labors
and salute their grand old flag
 

Christopher H. Holte 2005

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