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Published with a Special Recognition Award,  in Voices Net Anthology 10, International Poetry Competition Book Volume 4, in print, 2005.
A JOB IN WESTMINISTER Vote for me I'm a career politician. To lead you, well it's my ambition. For all I want to do, is serve, to bring you all that I deserve. You know I am a man of vision you've seen me on the television. And yes I've got some clever answers to please you, and of course my sponsors. I will always have my say on every issue of the day, speaking out on your behalf, to get myself in the photograph. As a politician I'm too experienced to ever let myself be silenced by any fears of speaking out, or just not knowing what I'm talking about. I can bring you increased spending in anything you might be needing. And I'll cut those horrid taxes that eat away at your resources. I will bring you sound expediency in sorting out our foreign policy. For foreign enemies might appear especially in election year. I stay loyal to them that matters but here I do not mean the voters. With no jobs, my staunch supporters could quickly turn collaborators. So in employment, my priorities are finding jobs for all my cronies, however unsuited they may be so long as they stay loyal to me. I have earned my wholesome image by carefully suppressing knowledge of those things that must stay secret. Like my special bit of crumpet whom I never could betray, until my memoirs are underway and I need some juicy details to guarantee I get the book-sales. Every year it's more expensive for campaigning to be persuasive. So contributions are most helpful and of course I shall be grateful. But discretely, not in public for the whole thing is just cyclic. What goes around will come around on my political merry-go-round. So what about these allegations? They're the alligators' own creations. You can't believe their accusations, the reptiles are only politicians. So vote for me, I'm here to stay I'm never really far away. I am no temporary aberration but follow in a long tradition.
Special Recognition Award Voices Net Anthology 10 International Poetry Competition Book Volume 4,  2005.
A JOB IN WESTMINISTER Vote for me I'm a career politician. To lead you, well it's my ambition. For all I want to do, is serve, to bring you all that I deserve. You know I am a man of vision you've seen me on the television. And yes I've got some clever answers to please you, and of course my sponsors. I will always have my say on every issue of the day, speaking out on your behalf, to get myself in the photograph. As a politician I'm too experienced to ever let myself be silenced by any fears of speaking out, or just not knowing what I'm talking about. I can bring you increased spending in anything you might be needing. And I'll cut those horrid taxes that eat away at your resources. I will bring you sound expediency in sorting out our foreign policy. For foreign enemies might appear especially in election year. I stay loyal to them that matters but here I do not mean the voters. With no jobs, my staunch supporters could quickly turn collaborators. So in employment, my priorities are finding jobs for all my cronies, however unsuited they may be so long as they stay loyal to me. I have earned my wholesome image by carefully suppressing knowledge of those things that must stay secret. Like my special bit of crumpet whom I never could betray, until my memoirs are underway and I need some juicy details to guarantee I get the book-sales. Every year it's more expensive for campaigning to be persuasive. So contributions are most helpful and of course I shall be grateful. But discretely, not in public for the whole thing is just cyclic. What goes around will come around on my political merry-go-round. So what about these allegations? They're the alligators' own creations. You can't believe their accusations, the reptiles are only politicians. So vote for me, I'm here to stay I'm never really far away. I am no temporary aberration but follow in a long tradition.