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Election in the Highlands

Wardley Barry at workWARDLEY BARRY

The songs in the hausman are gone;
the candidate is left alone.
There are no more mumus to feast;
open arms have become clenched fists.
The excitement has given way
to disgruntlement and dismay.

You lied, I listened and I lost.
If you win, you win at a cost.
I'll take your daughter so you will weep;
I'll burn your house so you can't sleep.
Because of you I lost a seat,
so I'll make sure your win ain't sweet.

During the campaign we have fine leaders;
after election we have lawbreakers.

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Philip Fitzpatrick

Nice angle Ward.

I'm not sure that slang works in good poetry. In the last line of the second paragraph it strikes a wrong chord.

I would have gone with "so I'll make sure your win is not sweet".

Tingting bilong mi tasol.

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