The Curmudgeon


Wednesday, April 07, 2010

O Joy, An Election's Been Called

O joy! an election's been called!
Let our bliss from the rooftops be bawled!
With non-fact, non-figure,
Fibs petty, fibs bigger,
Let us now be most merrily mauled!

An election's been called! what a beaut!
Now Joe Public is no longer mute!
On a wild voting spree
Between fiddlers three,
He can choose a nice man in a suit!

An election's been called! lovely stuff!
Hearken! here comes the talk that is tough
As our Dear Leaders vie
For their slices of pie
And excrete steaming mountains of guff!

An election's been called! frabjous day!
April showers of shit into May!
All those promises deep
That they don't have to keep -
An election's been called! oh, hooray!


  • At 1:08 pm , Blogger michael greenwell said...

    Great poem,

    This song is from an American perspective but I see the similarities more than the differences...

    David Rovics Best Democracy Money Can Buy :

    Can't stand the news, it's always the same old song
    Another corporate scandal, another story of bad gone wrong,
    Another corporate bailout, another piece of the pie;
    It's the best democracy money can buy

    They rigged the elections and only millionaires can play
    And you've got to be cynical, you've got to look into the camera and say,
    "I'm serving the public," when you know it's a corporate lie,
    But it's the best democracy money can buy

    Yeah there they go, fighting for oil
    'Cause there the profits lie: beneath that foreign soil
    And they don't know what they'll do when the wells run dry,
    But it's the best democracy money can buy

    They're filling the prisons, their latest industry,
    Which lines their pockets and helps us all be free
    'Cause you gotta do something with the unemployed if they won't move to Shanghai
    And it's the best democracy money can buy

    They're patenting life, selling our genes,
    They would patent oxygen if they had the means
    They'll patent their drugs, and some will get you high
    And it's the best democracy money can buy

    But we've got two parties, maybe someday we'll have three
    Maybe Tweedledumber, Tweedledum and Tweedledee
    But one thing's fairly certain: it won't be you or I
    'Cause it's the best democracy money can buy

    And when it's finished and they've finally achieved
    The most corporate dollar-ocracy that could ever be believed
    The Martians will come to visit our graves, and when they go back to the sky
    They'll say it was the best democracy money could buy

  • At 12:49 am , Blogger Lyndon said...

    I like this.

  • At 7:30 pm , Blogger Joyce Lau said...

    At least your election process doesn't go on for 147 years, which is about how long Obama had to campaign.

  • At 7:45 pm , Blogger Philip said...

    Since time is a subjective function of consciousness that expands with tedium, I think you'll find that our election processes can average anything from 350 years to one or more geological periods.

  • At 8:17 pm , Anonymous Madame X said...

    Elections have become a jobs program. More money is spent on them than any other sector of the economy.


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