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Musings on imperfections of democracy as a system

Letter

Wouldn’t it be nice if the world was

fair

Imagine if all got an even share

No nastiness or sinful stuff

If everyone, all got enough

If status was what you couldn’t

have

As Kiwis say – “fair suck of the sav”

If people were straight in what they

said

If folks around the world got fed

If a fair day’s work, got a fair day’s

pay

Everyone means just what they say

No one’s dishonest, or slightly

devious

Or holds a grudge, from matters

previous

No public pose, a moral defender

While working to a secret agenda

Everyone will do their best

And none will feather up their nest

An alternate opinion, you hold dear

Could be expressed without any

fear

If people dealt with true respect

If race, religion, gender, had no

effect

Support the luckless, the halt, the

frail

If the Golden Rule was our holy

grail

Normal traits would be honesty

and trust

No more problems from sexual lust

But we’re far from floating in that

boat

The best we’ve got’s “one man one

vote”

(My apologies about male gender

But I had to get the scan to render)

If you’re unhappy and must

complain

Try the life in far Ukraine.

Ron Taylor