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IF EVER I HAD A COUNTRY : XXXV and XXXVI

IF ever I had a country : XXXV - XXXVI

			                  XXXV

IF ever I had a country
And if ever by any stretch of the imagination I were the duely-elected President of the Republic
I'd tell each and every oath-taking Grand Master of Free-Masonry : No question of sharing power in a democracy
I'd purge the Courts first then the Police and Secret Service of every trace of their hierarchichal papacy
Then seek and weed out every one of their moles in the Administration as a policy
Which abhors power exercised by unauthorised coteries in the body-politic as the bane of national meritocracy
That is, if ever I were by any stretch of the imagination the duely-elected President of the Republic  
And even if I never ever had no country so sick

				XXXVI

If ever I had a country
And if ever I were but the President PM or even divine King
I'd lose not any sleep over who makes the belfry bells toll or telephones ring
I'll not fret and frown every time trade unions business or professional guilds sing
Out of tune with the voices of aides aide-de-camps or Chiefs of Staff in the West Wing
I'd keep a finger on the Peoples' Pulse and when I rule I'd know I'll be doing the right Thing
That is, if ever I were but the President PM or even divine King
And even if I never ever had no country to wring

© T. Wignesan - Paris, July 16, 2018

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Date: 7/16/2018 11:18:00 PM
TW.. you did it again, great write!
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T Wignesan
Date: 7/17/2018 1:25:00 AM
Bonjour Lyric Man ! Looks like our dialogue has no end in sight. My thanks of course for your kind words for which I am grateful, but more so because I recognize in you the poet who shares similar ideals: a democratic WORLD without ethnic, secret societal or religious bias in government for the PEOPLE where everybody shares equally for their efforts and with the benefits.