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The AV dilemma

May 6, 2011 1 comment

dear mr (or mrs or ms) politician
I sent my love to you today
by way of an X on a ballot slip
I hope it does the trick

you seem such a nice person
and your name is catchy too
so I hope there’s lots of people
that love you like I do

when the race is over
and the X’s are all counted
perhaps you’ll be the most loved
and fulfill your manifesto

but the most important X today
was not for one of many insects*
but for a weapon of mass destruction
for that of the Alternative Vote!

it’s simplicity in itself
and totally fair to boot
for if 51/100 vote for you
then that’s a majority vote
and by the laws of democracy
you win the contested seat

but if only 49 vote for you
it would mean that 51 didn’t
and under the rules of AV
their first choice wouldn’t matter
so if their second choice was the same
as each other then you’re out

which in my book is fair
and I don’t really do politics
so bring on AV
and lets wake this country up!

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*poli ~ Greek word meaning many
*tics ~  small irritating insects

tragedy on a tuesday

another jet screams overhead
its trail through the cirrus
like the cum of a god
its invasive roar drowns
everything in close proximity
but soon it’s gone

neighbours talk excitedly
in foreign tongues
perhaps they complain
about the jets
or praise the glorious
weather but above
their conversation
I can hear their stereo
playing the fucking
Bee Gees

it’s a tragedy
but my luck is in
here cums another jet

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new love

my affair with Stella
is drawing to a close
I think it was over
the day I met Izzy

but like all first loves
I shall never forget
how I caressed her frets
in the throes of passion

making her squeal in pain
for my touch was too much
and so my love for her
must stay unrequited

Izzy is different
she understands my needs
and we talk together
striking chord after chord

she comes better equipped
to make music with me
and is more experienced
than her predecessor

there’s something else I like
about my new affair…
Izzy, it would appear,
has a lovely sister…

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if you are a seasoned visitor to Words Asunder you will have no doubt read of My Affair With Lady Stella, but if you are a new visitor to these pages then please see here to read it and be enlightened 🙂