Wednesday, February 3, 2010

For my Democracy Today I'm Sending Harper a Valentine

As part of our 31 days of action, Canadians Against Proroguing Parliament are going to blitz Stephen Harper's office with Valentine cards.

They will not be for him, but for our democracy, which he now has under lock and key.

So create your own, or buy some. Let your kids have fun and be sure to express the love to your democracy and how you miss it terribly. They are going to be delivered all at once and we're hoping to get some media coverage.

You can even make a video of yourself making your cards. Sing a song, write a poem ... have fun.

When you have completed the card or cards, mail them to this address:

Mr Harper
c/o P.O. Box 693,
Osgoode, ON K0A 2W0.

Pass it on.

I have written a poem:

There once was a man from Nantucket ... Oops, wrong poem.

Ode to my Democracy
Oh democracy, democracy
how rare a gift you were
But we forgot you were so fragile
and a catastrophe did occur

An evil man, from across the land
swept down while we were asleep
And he grabbed you in his gnarly hands
Hoping we'd not utter a peep

And he locked the doors, on our precious gift
and he threw away the key
Then he posted sentries, dogs and guards
No entrance for you and me

But he forgot to lock an important door
One that he didn't see
As this once apathetic nation
Rose up with indignity

We want it back, we cried enmasse
This does not belong to you
But this monster held tight, and he put up a fight
Thus began the Conservative coup

They screamed and wailed, and lied but failed
To convince us that this was right
and as we screamed back, much louder now
Their coward was filled with fright

He lobbed off a few insincerities
"It's normal my dear little pets"
Though a needed recalibration
Was the most ridiculous resounder yet.

"One hundred and four times, why pick on me"
the cornered coward cried
"Chretien did it, go find him"
Then the polls they took a slide

We had him on the run, we CAPP
His eyes were full of fear
Because we hold all the power now
With an election drawing near

With smouldering eyes the beast resigned
Reduced to a snivelling hack
Because the citizens have mobilized

OK, I guess it needs work. How about this:

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Harper's an idiot,
Let's hit him with a shoe.

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