Irish Politics in Haiku

by Brendan Strong

Never speak well of
The living; never speak ill
Of the recent dead.

The People have needs
And wants: deliver the wants,
Agreeing they’re needs.

Great societies
Are nursed, not foundling things left
To the people’s whims.

Hiding from the truth:
Ollie-Oh Democracy!
All out! We all shout.

Pleasing folks for votes,
It’s not about “Some” or “All”:
It’s “Most effective”.

“We must defend our
Economy’s freedom from
Our society’s”