The show goes bomb

Moving parts but no beating hearts
the dummies are on parade
someone pulls the strings
to make them walk
and mouths the words,

we think they talk

This is the puppet play
the pierrot takeaway
if you want to vote today
stand in line and
we pay anyway.

and the suggestion that the speakers who question
the ministers at question time don’t ask the right questions,
is questionable,

the house bell rings
more pulling of strings
are these really the things
that made this country great?

© 2020, John Smallshaw.