Ode to summer recess

It does not surprise
my weary eyes
that you took more
than we’d bargained for

It will not distress
our level best
that you gave less
than we’d hoped for

You cannot dissuade
by the games that you played
for you take away
that for which we need to pay

Nor can we forget
the harm you begat
by abusing tradition
and feigning contrition

With Parliamentary recess
Canadians can address
A nation that used to be best
Needs summertime rest

Not another morn
do I wish to be warned
of democracy abused
and a nation used

So spend as you can
And abuse as you must
In this you can trust
you’ll be left in the dust

We are true, north and free
And that, you cannot take from me

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  1. […] out Louise’s full poetic power on the Canadian political scene in her post Ode to summer recess over at her Blahgg […]

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