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IF EVER I HAD A COUNTRY : XXXI and XXXII

IF ever I had a country : XXXI - XXXII

                                            XXXI

IF ever I had a country
And if ever by fluke I was asked to audit the National Budget
I'd first set out to monitor the Elus' va et vient to the water-closet
And clock the nation's time they waste in parroting speeches in their jet
Then I'd add-up all the country's time they tweet away the interviews they repeat
The tuxedos they jump into to putt golf-balls down the Republic's smooth green parapet
That is, if ever by fluke I were asked to audit the National Budget
And even if I never ever had no country on which to place a bet

                                         XXXII

IF ever I had a country
And if ever I were asked to write the Constitution by the Founding Fathers
I'd have a Hall built in the Heart of the Nation for a Book with virgin pages
And thereupon let inscribe every wish of every citizen justly not put in fetters
And let no Magna Carta or genial Jefferson nor Freemason Human Rights Charter carve article upon commandment article for hoi polloi brothers
And which thus pave the way for NRAs to lock House Senate and Chief Exec in private profit-based manœuvres
That is, if ever I were asked to frame the Constitution by the Founding Fathers
And even if I never ever had no country

© T. Wignesan - Paris, July 14, 2018

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 7/14/2018 9:46:00 PM
TW.. another extensive piece my poet friend!
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T Wignesan
Date: 7/15/2018 12:14:00 AM
Bonsoir, Lyric Man ! You're most kind to want to read and comment on my wayward stuff. I thought everybody was watching World Cup these days. I do anyway. It's more fun than writing poetry for fun. Hope Bo is well and barking. I included his name in one of these "country" poems. I do hope you won't mind.