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IF EVER I HAD A COUNTRY : XLII and XLIII

IF ever I had a country in this galaxy : XLII - XLIII

			XLII

IF ever I had a country in this galaxy
And if ever by no stretch of the imagination I were the Minister of Information
I'd make it my sworn duty to pin up on every door long lists of the crimes of hypocrisy
Like which nations carried out nuclear tests to pollute the air and seas far from their country
Like which nation talks tough about maintaining the peace with nuclear thunder war after war in history
Like which nation actually used the fission bomb over civilian cities and the never-ending lists of casualty
That is, if ever by no stretch of the imagination I were the Minister of Information
And even if I never ever had no country in this galaxy

			XLIII

If ever I had a country in this galaxy
And if ever by no stretch of the imagination I were the no double-speak Press Secretary
On the top of the lists of the crimes of hypocrisy I'd pinpoint my first query 
How is it a tiny nuclear power country in the Mid-East is not party to the Disarmament Treaty 
Who made it possible after the demise of Colonialism now nearly half a century
That this same country shackles an entire people under the guise of preserving its inalienability 
That is, if ever by no stretch of the imagination I were the no double-speak Press Secretary
And even if I never ever had in this galaxy no country

© T. Wignesan - Paris, July 31, 2018

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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