Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Conundrum of What to do With Democracy

The Conundrum of What to do With Democracy

How do you tell someone they are losing a friend
When “Lost in Space” people typically ignore the changing trends
Coke is still sweet but now available with no more calories
Employment statistics tell of jobs with disappearing salaries

Everything feels the same but the touch now differs
Dogs are more lethargic rather than aggressive sniffers
Politicians look more and more like Mr. Noreigas
Shaking hands resembling the pull of a slot machine in Las Vegas

Democracy once stood for something sincerely special
Its true force appears to have become incredibly superficial
While some play by the rules the others do not
CEO’s make light of the calamity in their 500 foot yachts

And so it may be time for a general revolt
Perhaps it is time to give our bankers a murderous jolt
They've mastered the great art of Machiavellian treachery
Our souls they have targeted with their perverted lechery

Starting anew amid the chaos would be frightening
Who would take charge of the nation when the thunder hit the lightening
The conundrum is far much greater than we know
To find a peace much of humanity may have to go

Think prudently upon the freedom you have today
Measure it in light of the mounting global decay
Listen to a bewildered nature as it creeks and bellows
Humanity and democracy in the end may be none more than strange bedfellows.

Thank you,
Joseph Pede

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