James Bredin

Rookie (1933 / Ennis Canada)

Pipeline Out West... Feb 4th,2014 - Poem by James Bredin

Could we have a referendum about a pipeline over a hill?
Who is running this show - activists or Canadian free will?
Is this issue so trivial that it cannot be discussed?
Or are we afraid that the activists might walk away in disgust?

Could we have a referendum about anything or are they banned?
Or is this subject considered politically no-man’s-land?
Can this subject be even mentioned in the Ottawa area?
Or might it cause some blatant political hysteria?

Or do the political activists make all decisions?
And after that; could we have some political revisions?
Because death-with-dignity and the pipeline can’t be discussed,
And the politically correct might look away in disgust.

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FEB 4TH,2014

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Poem Edited: Wednesday, February 5, 2014

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