Against Apathy (2019 version)

This poem was conceived in 2013 as a response to none voters. For years I did not vote but was vocal on the state of the country. certain parts to reflect the current change in Britain has been rewritten to give the piece more of a serious message. thanks for reading and do your bit today.

Nevermind the ballots!
is what the none-voters like to say
but quite frankly I'm sick of Brexit, Farage and Johnson today.
so I'm telling you all to vote

cos if not we'll be in the same boat
constantly complaining, explaining how we didn't want this power to be 
when it's plain to see:
go to the polling station
tick that box
we can be a very force when we come in flocks

you may it doesn't change a lot
but its time to make a stand
do not listen to the nonsense of Russell Brand
The power to change the country is in your hand

so today
go out and vote
instead of going on your social network and making a din
cos wouldn't it be a shame
if the con artists got in. 

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<Deleted User> (21487)

Thu 23rd May 2019 17:40

I think this is very timely and, seen from both sides, voting is essential. It is our right.

I so agree with MC, "tell a lie often enough, etc" we are fed information from all directions by clever manipulative people,
How is it possible for the vast majority of us to reliably sort fact from fiction, whether it be politics/ planning applications or insurance schemes.

It is a bewildering world full of pitfalls.


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M.C. Newberry

Thu 23rd May 2019 16:24

A pertinent and pithy challenge on an
important day for democracy here.
"Nazis" - that grabs us! It is likely from today's fake news that any
view that holds faith with national self-determination plus concern
for what is at risk is seen as "extremist" and/or "far-right" - and
that it is acceptable for The Queen and her position as Head of
State to be subordinated to a bunch of power-driven politicos.
based in a foreign city, Oswald Mosley was the nearest
manifestation remotely significant as "Nazi" in this country and the
population at large had far too much savvy and a healthy suspicion
of his activities (despite the perceived "popularity" of Hitler in Germany) for any likelihood of success for his UK posturings.
The same certainly applies to those of a similar persuasion
here today...with extremists using the situation to further their various agendas at both ends of the political spectrum. Tell a lie
often enough and it stands a very good chance of being believed.
And belief is the betrayal of rational thinking, so it has been said.

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