Apathy

Electorate, looking out
was not what he saw.
He saw the Great apathetic.

Waves of passion crest in pubs
never reaching the ballot box,
falling far too short to give voice.

Fickle public,
present a point of view, then:
run and hide from those who could help.

He doesn't care, just as long
as there is enough apathy,
to keep him seated.

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Martin Nelson

Tue 31st Jan 2012 22:22

Thanks for the comments.

Chris, I suspect you are probably correct. Looking at it again I'm not quite sure why I did put commas there...it's certainly not how I'd intended it.

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kealan coady

Tue 31st Jan 2012 18:00

this is good

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Laura Taylor

Tue 31st Jan 2012 13:17

Good piece - political apathy boils my piss.

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Chris Co

Mon 30th Jan 2012 16:40

I would lose the comma at the end of the first line of each stanza; the lines flow well with enjambment and the commas hinder the flow.

It's interesting and I like the final line as it reverses the expectation.

My Best

Chris

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