February 21st, 2016 (Election Fever Breaks, #Marian)

by Brendan Strong

It took just one day for the fever to break.
They’re on the radio again. Claiming everything
Is terrible, but in five years, it could all be great,
If only we vote the right way.
These lads here are vigilantes –
And those lads there wrecked the economy –
And voting this way isn’t even democracy –
Let alone the others whose promises amount to poverty –

Oh, save us from democracy,
And the education that didn’t teach us
How to reduce the number of people on trolleys
Or increase our income fairly to free us
From crimes required by economic necessity
That make us forget we live together as a society.