Friday, 1 June 2018

Democracy and Supremacy

The Italians seem to suffer
from government fatigue.
They recently gave their vote
to the Northern League
and the Five Star parties
to form a right-wing coalition
but from the Head of State
they found opposition.
He thought that their choice
for economy minister
was threatening the Euro
and therefore sinister.
Membership of that currency
is an essential choice
so we are entitled to ignore
the electorate's voice.
Let's have a technocrat
to get us out of the mire
even though the nation
might react with ire.
It doesn't really matter
if he has not been elected
he'll be a clever man
I have personally selected.
Please do not persist
with your obduracy,
accept that my wisdom
is better than democracy.

© Luigi Pagano

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Luigi Pagano has published three collections of poems: ‘Idle Thoughts’, ’Reflections’ and ‘Poetry On Tap’. His work has been featured in ABCTales’ magazines, UKAuthors’ anthologies, Poetry24 and several other publications.