A Day of Protests

~ 10th December 2011

As December draws
the feast ever closer
and turkey wattles
waddle crimson
beneath the festive blade

Congolese election tension
spills onto London streets,
Whitehall swiftly sweeping up
Kabila’s critics with
the broken Christmas baubles.

Meanwhile in Putin’s Moscow
thousands decked in white
watch quietly
as democracy lies twitching
under ballot boxes
prematurely stuffed.


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