Deceit and lies,
Wins the prize.
After manipulative promoting.
The air is heavy with regret right now,
Even the brexiteers seem to want to disavow.
As a nation we spoke but not with one voice,
As a nation we now have to live with the majority choice.
The subject of the EU is so vast, so complex,
Overly simplified for the masses to digest.
But how can we make informed decisions,
When information is presented through such skewed visions.
We’re pawns in a game of political gains,
Using aggressive scaremongering political campaigns.
How can it be right that we’ve allowed this to unfold?
We don’t like to think, just do what we’re told.
How important is it then that our leaders are truthful?
That the facts are presented in a way that is useful?
For democracy to work we need to empower our people,
Not feed them propaganda which is highly deceitful.
I feel like I’m watching the crash of a nation,
A story where I have no power over the narration.
I just have to observe as we are stripped right back,
And reinstituted by the tyrants who led the attack.
I fear more troublesome times are ahead,
Where division and xenophobia are regrettably widespread.
We will certainly experience short term pain,
And I can’t see that resulting in any long term gain.
But – it is our responsibility, to create what we want,
Note to self: it is not acceptable to remain nonchalant.
So from here on in – and this is my resolve,
I will engage in debate and action to help our society evolve.