A Juggernaut requires Bureaucracy



Monstrosities love little men

the hen pecked type

good with a pen


For measuring and counting stuff

that’s good or bad

or not quite good enough


To cross the t’s and turn blind eyes

to adjust their books

and snopake lies


That look good in well cut uniform

who can recite an oath

and be reborn


Who’ll save them brass by using gas

and tell no tales

if all should fail


They value heads more-so than hearts

a brain they’ll kill

but hearts restart


So I’m averse to bureacrats

it’s my belief

they’re mostly twats


◄ Two poems from the forgotten generations (Reposts, the audio is pertinent)

The Origin of a Sub-Species ►


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Wolfgar Miere

Fri 26th Jul 2019 19:48

Thanks Rachel,

Just occasionally you have to bang the table and tell idiots what a mistake they are making and point out to them why. It still doesn't work but at least you will have expressed yourself.


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Fri 26th Jul 2019 15:32

Just to revisit...

The implications are far-reaching, but on a personal note, I've seen more opportunities than I care to mention disappear to bureaucrats and red tape--opportunities that would've been of benefit not only to myself but to others as well--I would go so far as to say society as a whole.

"..callin' it your job don't make it right..."

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Wolfgar Miere

Thu 18th Jul 2019 07:16

Thanks Martin,

I like a good strike out with the verbal blade every now and then.


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Martin Elder

Wed 17th Jul 2019 22:31

Another excellently delivered cutting poem David
Nice one

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Wolfgar Miere

Wed 17th Jul 2019 09:03

Rachel thanks, I'll check out the William Binney documentary when I get a chance.

The bureaucracy is the power and the control, that's my point.

It isn't too often that I manage to pen something and resist using text from the body of the poem as a title.

I created this title after thinking about what ideological theories require for their creators to put them into practice. Usually the process works the other way around for me.


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Don Matthews

Wed 17th Jul 2019 05:03

An interesting poem and comments. Bureaucrats/administrators are essential, but need to be kept in control. Who keeps control?

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Wolfgar Miere

Tue 16th Jul 2019 22:57

Thanks Brian,

and of course you are absolutely right...which is why bureaucracy is such an effective tool for scumbags to hide behind. I have drifted around the Foreign Office and the MoD long enough to have met some fine and wonderful people. I completely understand the requirement for those instruments of government. But you must realise the opportunity administrative positions offer those in power, people are easily manipulated.

Anyway..the only thing I had any reservation about in this poem was the use of snopake...of course it is redundant now...but I have actually seen it recently used in conjunction with reprographics in order to confuse government departments...almost unbelievable that people might think it still worked in this day and age. But then again some government departments are not what they used to be.

Anyway thanks for reading and commenting.


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Brian Maryon

Tue 16th Jul 2019 22:45

Snopake's a bit old hat isn't it? Didn't Tippex take over before both became superfluous?

It's easy to slag off bureaucrats/administrators but they are essential. The point is that they are to support an activity, not to dominate it. I would say that wouldn't I as a lifelong penpusher?

Good poem David.

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Wolfgar Miere

Tue 16th Jul 2019 19:56

Well thank you folks,

There is one current subject I resist to publicly engage with...there seems little point.

Any way lets all keep our sense of humour, we might need it.



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branwell kent

Tue 16th Jul 2019 17:36

good poem, very good ending

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Tue 16th Jul 2019 15:42

Brilliant title to a brilliant poem. Swinging rhythm and form. Nice one.

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Tue 16th Jul 2019 14:47

What a great irony in the juxtaposition of terms--juggernaut, bureaucrat, and twat. And, a bit of sharp-toothed humor.

There's a helluva lot done in the name of officialdom and a helluva lot of people hiding behind official titles.

I very recently watched A GOOD AMERICAN--an Austrian documentary on William Binney. The situation described is a prime example of exactly how self-serving and malicious bureaucracy and its cogs can become.

..love a little something I can sink my teeth into, David--thanks ;


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Wolfgar Miere

Tue 16th Jul 2019 13:53

Yeah right, whatevs!

and you are right, although those that be are mostly German Shepherds.


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