Dithering

While chaos is about the land
While the masses shout their just demands
While the dictators call out their plan
For their thugs to shoot the people

The worlds leaders stand askew
“Oh me oh my, what shall we do.”
When the people know what’s right and true
The leaders just spin and dither

Gadhafi in the centre of town
Laughed and sat with his faded crown
While his forces shot the children down
While the leaders just spun and dithered

Gbagbo in Cote d’ Ivour
Claims to won both fair and square
And shoots the women dead right there
While the world just spun and dithered.

Mugabe in his palace fine
Drank his pricy imported wine
While Zimbabwe died a bit at a time
While the world just spun and dithered

Rwanda went insane one night
Bodies choking the Kagera, a terrible sight
Even the old and young too weak to fight
While the world just spun and dithered

The Beijing party was so strong
It was terrified of a peaceful throng
Turned Tuenanmen red for singing a song
While the world just spun and dithered

Melosovicc made his name
Out of hate and lies and political gain
Serjevo spent years in pain
While the world just spun and dithered

The Junta deep in Myanmar
Where torture daily is on a par
With killing those who might rise far
While the world just spun and dithered

In 38 and 68
First the Fascists then Soviet
Killed the Czech people in numbers great
While the world just spun and dithered

Hungary to in 56
The brave stood up and took their licks
They fought the tanks with naught but sticks
While the world just spun and dithered.

They say that Nero way back when
Dithered away while Rome began
It’s slide into oblivion
It costs to only dither

But there is always an excuse today
It will hurt the profits or cost some way
Afraid of what the street might say
So they dither and dither and dither

Why oh why are we so plagued
With leaders that have spines of clay
They pontificate the days away
And dither and dither and dither

So it may be our epitaph
We sat and talked while around our ass
All fell to pieces on the grass
And all we did was dither.

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