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.