The Republic

The Republic is collapsing
the man on the hill watching
vultures scavenging
the carcass of a country
his father bequeathed.

The People are crying
times are hard, and trying
their children are dying
masses starving
gods of their fathers have abandoned them.

Poli-ticks are fighting
scrambling to suck more power
draining the national cash cow:
the goons they hire
are turning against them.

The youth are dying
for their country
fighting wars away from home
while the old are sleeping
drooling in the august house.


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