Thursday, 5 April 2018

On Tony Benn’s Five Questions



Speak plainly, say what power you have got?
And next tell where you got it from? Be clear,
You act as if you prize your power a lot,
And yet you barely ever seem sincere.
And in whose interests do you use it most?
Your own, we all suspect, but do reply,
Though don’t say ‘for man’s good’, you should not boast
In such vague terms, for we’ll find out your lie. 
And say to whom you are accountable?
You act as if accountable to none,
Leave havoc, problems insurmountable,
Insoluble, behind you when you’ve gone
To try out mad ideas in pastures new,
So last, say how we might get rid of you?