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Waiting for the Government

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Waiting for the Government

Waiting for the government…

Waiting for the government
				to do some thing
	any thing

I didn’t get that. 
Oh, you took a space-craft out
				  into space

We’ll keep our fingers crossed	
				behind our backs…

What’s that?
No, not at all. Don’t thank us. We thank you.
Don’t call us to tell us if you’re not coming back.
We understand.
			We’re no quid nunc.

Things like this happen: every house 
Haiyan rushed by in a leaking hurry.
Yes, we know. You told us to take flight. 
	Hours before landfall.
At least, you’re safe from the likes of these
	mud-slamming storm chasers…

What’s that again? 
				O! Your quinquennium?
Don’t you worry no more. We’ll get that fixed, too.

Sorry, didn’t get that?
O, you mean your tri-annual vacation trips.
No sweat! Just keep going. We’ll understand.

What? What the…
You want your luggage sent express?
Consider it done. We’re tearing muscle from bone.
Be without care. 
	Handouts by the mountain bales are on the way.
    from outer-space…

Bon Voyage! Happy landing!

© T. Wignesan – Paris, 2013

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  1. Date: 11/18/2013 12:03:00 PM
    Government has been idolised lately. A very relevant topic and poem, really nice!

    Wignesan Avatar T Wignesan
    Date: 11/18/2013 12:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Kennedy! Aren't we lucky governments make up only the skeleton of democracy, and skeletons abound for every incumbent of government. Glad you liked the piece. And the tears and wails of survivors in the trail of Haiyan remind us how much government is really a matter of business - for some. Thanks a lot for your comment. Every good wish. Wignesan