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AFRICAN POLITICS acrostic

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AFRICAN POLITICS acrostic

                      AFRICAN POLITICS

All who vote will have a kit to track their twice vote fingers
For voting jaunts are fun to do –Obama’s victory lingers
Rousing speeches move the crowds to switch their party’s stance
If there's cash it helps inspire the wild election dance
Camera cell phones all abound-- some legal and some not
And world reporters film it all— for violence sells hot
No one knows what will come next, but it will pay a lot

Politicians beat the Hague and beg for ever vote
On the stage they sing and clown and eat until they bloat
Little can be done to change the spectacle we see
Ill-fated U.N. reigns advice---it stays the same to me
Take a little glimpse of life in democratic form
Itchy teachers strike for pay and kids burn down their dorm
Clever pundits cast their views through newscasts on TV
Slow to see the world burn down in stark reality

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  1. Date: 11/19/2012 2:41:00 PM
    very sad and disturbing...meanwhile the children suffer! I would say, surely, the so-called "Third world" has learned the lesson well. Very insightful write, Victoria. Always, Annalise