Wednesday, September 07, 2022

Socialist Sonnet No. 76

 X Factoring


Votes cast and counted, there’s the liberty

Of one hundred and sixty thousand choices

Choosing without forty million plus voices

Being heard. Such is bourgeois democracy.

The “first amongst equals” is selected

According to the whims and partial views

Of Tories. Whoever might win or lose

Little can reasonably be expected

Beyond measures intended to serve

Capitalism’s best interests, its state

Designed to serve its purposes and fate.

And yet, the unconsidered still reserve

The power of all the present process mocks

To transform their lives via the ballot box.


D. A.

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