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IF EVER I HAD A COUNTRY : XLVIII and XLIX

IF ever I had a country : XLVIII - XLIX

			XLVIII

If ever I had even on a rocky wayward moon of a gaseous planet a country
And if ever through successive assassinations of previous party cronies I were the Minister of Labour
I'd instantly expose those in government who fiddle employment statistics in their favour
Such as fictive employments of high class ladies fairies cousins camp-followers or paramours
Especially of those who get elected by courting the few hundred new migrant citizens of colour
In their tiny village hamlet or township constituencies of no particular worth or valour
That is, if ever through successive assassinations of previous party cronies I were the Minister of Labour
And even if I never ever had no rocky wayward moon of a gaseous planet country


				XLIX

If ever I had a country even in a parallel universe galaxy
And if ever through successive mis-counts in previous elections I became the Labour Secretary
I'd overnight put an end to the farce of allowing charitable organizations play Robin Hood with hard-earned money
Prohibit under threat of castration the printing of thick unread colourful magazines with starving children charitable beggars subject to sodomy
And save the over 60% tax-deduction amounts to balance the budget in every poor country
While giving to thrifty research and caring aid bodies who contribute to the quality of life one $ or € deducted from every salary
That is, if ever through successive mis-counts in previous elections I became the Labour Secretary
And even if I never ever in any parallel universe had no country

© T. Wignesan - Paris,  August 7, 2018

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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