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The aspiring politician’s 36 winning ways for making monkeys

BY ICARUS

Words for our political aspirants, or rather their adoring public, next year.
 Let’s see who’ll be a monkey.

We are in the business of making monkeys
We breed them and feed them
We baptize them in our creed
We bestow them with our greed

We are in the business of making monkeys
We wean them and preen them
We crown them at our will
We disown them at a whim

We are in the business of making monkeys
We inveigle them and ignite them
We inspire them with our dreams
We ingrain them in our schemes

We are in the business of making monkeys
We belie them and belittle them
We baffle them with ease
We bamboozle them as we please

We are in the business of making monkeys
We deride them and deprive them
We deny them satisfaction
We defeat them with our system

We are in the business of making monkeys
We cajole them and enroll them
We payroll them with our profits
We pacify them with our promises

We are in the business of making monkeys
We defile them and revile them
We educate them in depravity
We domesticate them in poverty

We are in the business of making monkeys
We mislead them and maroon them
We amputate them from reason
We direct them to self-destruction

We are in the business of making monkeys
We whore them and devour them
We defy them with our hypocrisy
We deny them true democracy

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Leonard Roka

Too great a poet! Naispla stret, bro, yu tatsim!

Icarus

Friends, it is rewarding to have you enjoy the poem. Despite its audacity it does have subtleties.

I thoroughly enjoyed writing it, all in one sitting, during my lunch break.

Yuambari Haihuie

I do hope that the relation between 'monkey' and mangi is noted and not entirely incidental.

It lends the poem a greater sense of how our society creates itself anew with and within each generation.

Jeffrey Febi

And the monkey hops
From one tree to another
In leisurely stroll

Carried by the winds of
Rhetoric and promises

O how he looks down on
Dirt and filth that lifted him
And whispers ridicule that
Pleases his heart more

Then hops from one tree
to another in leisurely stroll
.....

Thank you Icarus, for sharing this wonderful piece.

Paul Oates

Great stuff Icarus. Loved it.

With a little work on the cadence, this could be chanted outside Parliament House to great effect during the next public rally.

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