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legal rods

The book of torts is the new manual for life
The law is king and
The government must always be praised

Efficient and effective parliaments
Are measured by legislative prowess
As laws multiply
So does government success
They believe only in themselves
So all is good and that is best

When friendship and cohesion should be encouraged
Suspicion and accusation is codified
In a world where the static reality of a regulation
Cannot account for the variances of human interaction
We have laws that stymie individuality

Rights are temperamental
Democracy is multi-faceted
Today we are afraid of terror
So we legislate against the man 
Not facing us in the mirror

The misdemeanors of a selfish few
Act as a rod to beat compliance from all
The law that was a reaction
To a particular person’s misdemeanors
Applies to everyone
Even those with less sin

Blinded by rhetoric
We believe that wrongs that are topical fads
Must be legally deterred
Irrespective of the goad we pass on to
The inheritors of our short sightedness

The net of authority captures indiscriminately
The cry of unfairness would be too late
When we are forced to be reactive
After the seductive romance
Of our legislators’ public consultation is over
And we get laws that bite ferociously

Government popularity is the aim
Phantom enemies are created
So they can be legally slain
By a government that
Sends liberty down the drain

Vote wisely if you wish to have a say
Or take whatever bolshie government
That does not understand fair play



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  1. Date: 7/18/2013 11:18:00 PM
    an interesting poem, on politics... enjoyed~ SKAT

  1. Date: 7/18/2013 6:46:00 AM
    Yet they emerge on their own within society, don't they? But I do catch what you are saying, and you said it rather well. Best read today.

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    Date: 7/18/2013 11:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank u.i wrote after seeing new signs outside a park stop drinking and another one about littering .. I thought it a bit much as the people who drink in that park are mostly immigrants who are In packed houses and they need a break and fresh air.....I thought what about them , where will they now go.. I thought the council was being unfair and hardhearted