Poems and Poetry

Politics and the English Language | A Poem by Stan Morrison

A life dedicated to public service
is but an impenetrable surfeit
of respectability and fame
of access to public funds
endless supply of bribes
a war chest to re-elect
an elaborate system
of crime cover-ups,
“Some rob you with a six gun
others with a fountain pen.”

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The title is that of an essay by George Orwell. The last two lines are from Woody Guthrie.



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