Val enjoys writing his own style of what resembles poetry, just hoping to catch someone's heart on the same page.
The difference between democracy and dictatorship is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later, in a dictatorship you don't have to waste your time voting.
-- Charles Bukowski
This pandemic could have pry-opened our eyes
about the absolute power that our leaders enjoy
with no voice of opposition, or even public outcry
making any difference even as much as to annoy.
Doesn't that remind you of the power of a king
who is not answering to anybody higher
able to impose just about anything
even when caught as a liar.
As the Big Pharma makes them a juicy deal
one that no greedy leader could possibly refuse
it stops being of any consequence what people feel
for now it's a time to exercise some king's power abuse.
So a Grand Medical Poobah gets installed
to whose word no one is allowed to oppose
making sure all "second opinions" get walled
now whatever that witch-doctor says -- it goes.
What ever happened with that democratic rule
with leader serving people, not other way around
without making each voter feeling like a played fool
not remembering when elected jerk was also crowned.
With power of police to enforce their will
they act like tyrants -- "for your own good"
all the suppressed protests counting to a nil
and they did it all -- simply because they could.
Then at next election time, king turns to beggar again
humbly begging for votes, holding babies, kissing butts
with a trained careerist's hypocrisy so obvious and plain
while waiting for the time to be a king and treat us as nuts.
Like horses already used to a little oats and lot of whip
we're bound to fall for it, again, with our devoted trust
and once when their royal power has got a full grip
we, the royal subjects will be doing what we must.
© 2022 Val Karas