Sunday, 11 March 2018

ON ROBBING PETER TO PAY PAUL

G STRINGS
(funds and awards)
George Bernard Shaw: “Government that robs Peter to pay Paul has the support of Paul”

When funding springs from G -
Who bares the truth? Who dares critique?
Who pulls the string for action flawed?

Who allots the jackpot-awed?
Who probes and prods as heretic?
Approval in the loud applaud.

When gongs and accolades present
To acolytes, the echo chamber
Flaunts dysfunction with assent.

Lauds and baubles long connect
Prancing to the Party line -
The Honouree a fund-suspect.

Awards and praises oft condone,
Censorship through silence,
And honest sense forgone.

The hidden self-awards a cost,
Larcency - Province stripped -
And ‘prosperity looms’ lost.

Complicit, the literati erudite
That failed to shine a light
On venality and unearned right.

An anxious cry: ‘Gofundme’ next?
- Good luck with that

John Tuach


3 comments:

  1. I believe we were robbed when we started electibg tories.

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    1. You got that right

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  2. Bard of Pynn's Brook, John Tuach is "RIGHT ON"!

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