Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Lower House of Parliament

                                                                     Attribution: Mohd Hafiz Noor Shams
Image: The House of Parliament
Source: Wikimedia Commons (here)

In the august house
Things stirred up only too well
Just as expected

Wave of new MPs
Making first appearance and
Trying to impress

Lacked maturity
Ideals of Westminster thrown
off unashamedly

Euphoria should not
go overboard lest it was
seen as a circus

A phenomena (in the recent 2 General Elections to Parliament) was the
entry of opposition politicians who had the sudden good fortune of being
elected in. Parliamentary decorum was fully tested with walkouts and other
conducts frowned upon by Westminster..

Written for Brian's hosting at d'Verse OpenLinkNight week #111


  1. politics is in many ways just a big show...about as much as professional wrestling....cocks showing off their plummage

  2. It does seem more and more that politics everywhere is somewhat like a circus. Reminds me of the Roman Empire where the populace was placated with 'bread and circuses.' And where is the Roman Empire now?

  3. One big hocus pocus filled piece of crap show, as hard they blow

  4. Politics is crucial... politics is brutal.
    Well-expressed thoughts. :)

  5. I like the comparison of politics to a circus. If it's anything like here, I can understand why people want to change the players. Politicians become so enamoured of themselves and forget what their constituents have asked for...at least, many of them.

  6. very true. I think all of politics is much like a circus. But then all of euphoria is a bit like a circus as well.

  7. Hank,

    This a wow, something different with original idea. Well done

  8. A new dimension, Hank. I blame it on the media and the lobbyists. Tempting public servants with power and publicity. Surely the real Lex Luthor is Rupert Murdoch! Well said here.

  9. Unfortunately Parliament is beyond my own realm of intimate knowledge Hank.... admittedly a blissful idiot American. A general view from over here is that you simply have too many parties vying for power. At least we have a 50% possibility of being on the winning side. Which is not saying much since both parties tend to be more idiotic than the voters.... So I simply say "Give unto Ceasar that which belongs to him." And all the rest is Gangam Style Party Time, baybay!

  10. Politicians give "circus" a bad rap!

  11. oh ha - sometimes it seems to be a circus for sure

  12. It's not often that I complain that a poem is too short, but I would have like to see more of this poem. It could easily be made longer. I wanted to see more of the individual swagger and preening, the battle of egos. But perhaps you'd had enough!

  13. Good poem about the craziness that goes on in politics. Hope the new ones do their job well. Nice Hank.

  14. Politics.. Truly like a circus. Nice capture.

  15. Hank, they are all a bunch of clowns. All over the world, no exceptions, whatsoever.
    Well said.

  16. Come over here our Politicians were all raised in the circus!

  17. Perhaps it is good when parliament members show their true colors prior to learning the proper stage deportment. Evocative imagery!