Poetry Break; “Ontario Disease Fascism”

               Ontario Disease Fascism

Yet another televised briefing by Premier Doug Ford
and his group of well meaning “Party Members”
dare we call them blackbooters?
stripping civil liberties like peeling a banana
for the good of the province
understandable perhaps due to an inadequately funded hospital system
result of many political decisions
you have  taken my job
you have taken away my right to socialize with my family
you have trapped me in a prison
again understandable…perhaps
it could be you felt you had no choice
do you remember Pierre Elliott Trudeau saying the Canadian government had no right to be in the bedrooms of the nation
Well Premier Ford you are all over my house
and your Solicitor General gives police unprecedented powers without any mention of “probable cause”!
shunt aside public civil rights
all in the name of a fight

Premier Ford you always said you’d cover our backs
but creating a new cadre of blackbooters
perhaps you meant a stab in the back?
always the same story of optimism
but quite frankly with your yoyoism on shutting and reopening
you blew it and we all are paying the price
Trump, Putin and Xi Jinping all have the reasons
and now you have yours
always of course for a “good cause”
and the news coverage shows all the good citizens saying they agree
like lambs to the slaughter
and of course we’ll have the right to vote as we see fit
assuming of course the polls are closed by the advice of the Public Health Table
whomever they may be but we know they are not elected

Robert K. Stephen

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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