15 December 2009


Marteling en democratie

They’re only words
but I live where every nuance
clubs sensibility; you speak
of Democracy as if it’s earned – 
where on Earth did you learn that?

Here? Were you a convict?
I didn’t think so – you’re a Public
Servant, by no means the genre
who made Eureka Stockade
resonate in our History

Yet you say it is only
a matter time to a position
where the Internet will decide
whether you have a job
as an Electoral Officer

I am glad you’ve equated
public opinion with the state
of anarchy mass media creates
but have you learned anything
other than fear?
© 2 Nov 2009. I. D. Carswell