Rectitude and moral maze
Seem like to meet their end of days
In hands of saint whose might has ways
Of punishing our own delays
While failure to address unknowns
Has sold what titles to our moans
Could yet be called mere gifts or loans
With careful words we’ll leave these zones
Ally ourselves to no more men
And disbelieve reports of when
The road to peace was better ken
Of others’ culture, sword and pen
The velvet curtain will hold fast
And legislation will bow past
Poor sight-impaired judicial mast
Whose figure seems to fade, aghast
As scales are stripped of balanced view
No counterpoint, but reference, new
Established as alternate to
Our older values, now too few
To understand the loss we face
Try to supplant a lesser place
And see the bold, inhuman race
Condemn all pity, justice, grace
Awakening at last, too late
The image of our fellows’ fate
With little thought and careless hate
We’ll watch our own asphyxiate.
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Jun · 02
Made in the land of make-believe
Where lawyers play ‘who’d you believe?’
And corporations patent hints
Before they’ve read the finer print
Safety testing doesn’t sell
As competitive ne’er do wells
Are underestimating time
To roll their products off the line
So what’s to do when local law
Prohibits what has gone before?
But legislate your private loop
To keep them jumping through the hoop
‘Domestic’ laws will not apply
While we want foreign states to buy
Substandard, globocentric tat
‘Til ecosystem must fall flat
So here’s to Canada’s defeat
This business model works a treat
We’ll make our fortune and then some
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Nov · 06
The New Verse News have been kind enough to publish one of my poems online. You can read it here. Like this: Like Loading...
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Oct · 28
A victimless crime?
While we all crave exposure
One misquote may damage
Some treacherous friend
Being tempted to borrow
Takes more than their share
Of a direct quotation
And fringes of Property
Law have been parted
The ingress unwelcome
Or even unknown; see
The date-rape distinction:
Consent – was it given?
By author or agent?
If not – Oops! That’s blown!
For all you’ve acknowledged
You’ve copied and pasted
What was not your own
If you’re lucky, a tap
On the wrist and it’s sorted
Resist and be damned
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