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Free and Fair Elections

Now, rarer than a virgin By a very wide margin And being forced to take Eagle’s flights From polling stations of Ugly fights. In many countries Being hanged on their tallest trees And given a cause to grip ‘The Rescuing Near’ All the time wearing some bitter tear Free-and-fair Election Needs the greater protection Of Transparent-Election-Promoting pictures And Political- Sanity-Restoring lectures… Camera-brandishing foreign observers! And Democracy’s fiercer preservers! Inconsolably begins to weep As the polls draw nearer It, unfailingly going down the deep With the manipulations of every flag bearer. A headache-lot worrying the United States, When kicked around by other states But lately her name nearly dragging in the mud, When her forty-sixth presidential appeared to have gone mad. Now, why would elections be fair Covetous Eyes on victory, the snare Year by year elections To continue dying in the arms of advance elections? Not in itself, giver of good governance When on the cherished seat balances a mere Breathing Thing With that unleashing a painful endurance of a four-year Administrative Nothing.

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