Tuesday, 7 June 2022

Government Guidelines: The Vote

by Nick Gisburne

The semblance of a democratic vote
Begins at dawn. Be sure to make your mark.
Select the only candidate of note,
Or face a fate immeasurably stark.
A government election, free and fair,
Demands the highest level of respect.
Be confident, be careful, be aware
Your vote will be identified, and checked.
Dissent, a technicality, allowed,
Is not, for you, a recommended choice.
Immediately shamed and disavowed,
You would not find a reason to rejoice.
    A ballot in a box, the vote you give,
    May soon decide how long you have to live.