My friend, the Real Neil


Whether longstanding or newborn
It often lacks efficiency
It is a doctrine that invites reform
When government fails to conform
With its tenants of fairness and liberty.

Upon careful reflection
It is clear to me
Democracy does not begin with an election
But rather from one patriot’s rejection
Of his government’s tyranny.

From the ashes of autocratic repression
From years of their leaders’ treachery
Brave citizens display their patriotic passion
By filling the streets in bold fashion
With a single voice that beckons Democracy.


Growing a bureaucracy
Is similar to growing weeds
In the light of abject complacency
Each grows voraciously
Until complacency recedes.

copyright 2011 Neil Kitchen

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