The Aim of Our Democracy -Written Tuesday 11th May 2021 (Aged 46)

The Aim of Our Democracy

the aim of our democracy
has never –
been –
to empower us
it has never really –
been –
about choice
or us,
the citizens having a voice
it is to ensure power
absolute power remains just out of reach
and ideally with a class of people
for whom private schools, privately teach

democracy is not for us
it is for them
it is a mechanism
attached to institutions
where the sole and resounding function
is not to permit any revolution
where the conservative norm
is thoroughly maintained
where bold ideologies and actual change
find no true, everlasting fame
the aim of democracy –
has never –
been –
to empower us
that is why there is no substance to my trust




James Garratt – Tuesday 11th May 2021


More poems at
https://theboybehindtheglasses.com/


More about this blog, The Boy Behind the Glasses, here
https://theboybehindtheglasses.com/2020/01/08/the-boy-behind-the-glasses-an-introduction/


More poems from 2021 here
https://theboybehindtheglasses.com/category/poems-and-writing-2021/

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