THE LOOTERY CABAL ?
(Big Job Draw*)
Victims will need to hear and see the names appear -
Of racketeers - of those who planned to profiteer,
Dreamt of public debt, and commandeered a future drear.
Audacity to admire, and to condemn with tear.
Name those involved in The Lootery Cabal,
And sycophants in thrall, that enabled Muskrat Falls:
Director, shareholder, contractors large and small,
In Government, Crown Corp., Union, City Hall,
Minister, Deputy, Assistant, lawyer at call -
Vast salaries, pensions, big bonuses windfall -
Can all to hotter climes, to toast with heist recall.
Secretaries, nurses, labour living day to day
To inherit debt - more taxes - Big Job Draw* to pay,
And to shoulder brunt of cuts that must come into play.
The needs of the needy, expect to hear: “May Day”
When interest rates increase, if price of oil in fall
Then the ability to borrow, soon to hit the wall,
When cash shortfall looms to force a margin call,
It’s the poor that’s sure to suffer - misery to befall.
December 28, 2017
Poem: Uncle Gnarley Blog, January 7, 2018
* Ray Guy: “long may your big job draw”
It’s true that Marble closure was caused by heavy rains
That dug gulleys and spread debris on the slopes,
But could it be that damage was due to lack of drains -
No flood forecast to flood cope in the scope.
Past year drowning of transformer - four foot deep refrain -
Suggests no planning in their placement. It’s a grope.
An efficient operation! In effect legerdemain -
A basic lack of foresight - to dash the downhill hope.
January 19, 2018
Just a young fogey, all faded and worn,
Waxes are waning and jacket is torn,
Knows powder horn, and feeling reborn,
Eager to ski when fresh snow in the morn.
At closing in spring the heart is forlorn,
Sky is all blue and Hill is all corn -
Loads of snow! - sleds are slope borne!
Four weeks to go till snowdrops adorn.
Tax fortune's been spent on hill and on lift,
Parents paid up for the kids fresh-air shift -
Their investment in gear - all given short shrift:
Gas snow sledders now set to be sniffed.
Hope's been denied for the dream devine
With sun and warmth in a spring ski shrine.
Wonder and ponder passholder decline:
Second-rate status again's been assigned.
March 30, 2017
Western Star, April 1, 2017
In Western Star, April 7, 2016
Critics! you have needs be feared,
Don Dunphy's disappeared.
No clamour as to reason why
He was shot at home - did die.
Inquiries mooted and delayed,
Dunphy's story now decayed.
Outcome same as Argentine,
Time deters the truth machine.
"Truth delayed is truth denied".
Perpetrators, with time to hide,
Perhaps incompetent more apt,
Incumbents now defy the facts.
March 20, 2016