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Democracy's Shame
13 November, 2000
author: Rebecca Ditch-Hammack (aka Dreamer)

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Watching the mess as it comes into light
Political misgivings a terrible plight
Two men of power fight for it all
To be king of a country, save for the close call

Mistakes have been made and circumstances all weighed
As dreams of the democracy fade
In decision we wait for what's just
For an outcome of who do we trust

We watch as they fight tooth and nail
Each claiming victory or fail
In arrogance one already lays claim
We sit back and watch histories shame

Its been a year we have sat, head shaking
As we watched the political law breaking
In the end our representation we trust
As we the people yet again watch in disgust

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Comments on this poem/writing:

Kristen () -- Sunday, November 26 2000, 05:00 am

never

trusted the process or those attempting to gain by it; the lovely thing about cynicism is that one is never disappointed...K
Sue () -- Saturday, May 12 2001, 05:00 am

Great Poem!!!!!!!!

I just read "Democracy's Shame." What can I say? It's a great poem. You summed up so many people's feelings so well.
Lotus (24.30.122.61) -- Monday, August 29 2005, 07:13 am

beautifully said

I love your political poems i was just wondering what country your directing them towards i think its a america but im not sure
Dreamer (66.72.72.203) -- Monday, August 29 2005, 12:03 pm

Lotus

In answer to your question. This poem is about the good old US of A. First election where hanging chads and miscounts changed the whole look of an election process.
Lotus (24.30.122.61) -- Monday, August 29 2005, 06:21 pm

thanks

that helps me out alot
 
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