Poetry, Pessimism and the U.S Elections

Just before the last election here in the U.K, I wrote the following little squib which seems even more relevant now just days before the great (apocalyptic?) Trump/Clinton standoff. I didn’t include it in my collection, but it features in my Little Book of Pessimism:

Nothing will change, it’s all a lie.
Just cross your box and hope to die.


2 thoughts on “Poetry, Pessimism and the U.S Elections

  1. Simon Bowden

    Democracy is the least bad form of government – somebody once said. But it has some frightening outcomes…


    • I think you have in mind Churchill who said “democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time”. I think I included that in my Little Book of Pessimism. If I didn’t, that was quite an oversight.


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