Poems - by David Cunliffe and about him
deluded people might relate to this
Here are two poems for David Cunliffe's fans.
One written in 2010 by David himself and the other by me.
Politics With, Not For
By David Cunliffe
Politics For separates the politicians from the people.
It does not begin with those it seeks to serve.
It does not build trust, but breeds cynicism.
Politics With starts with being. Not doing, not telling.
It comes from the heart. The gut, not the head.
It is grounded in relationship
It is built through partnership.
It is about the We stuff, not the Me stuff.
About a fair chance for every Kiwi kid.
Whatever their situation or the size of their parents wallet.
It means working together for a better future for all of us.
Politics With is worth fighting for.
It is in our DNA.
And how we must be.
Politics With what?
By Don Franks
Politics With with what, apart from ancient cliché,
About the heart and gut?
What's that waffle to a wheezy pensioner in Upper Hutt?
What, really, is a fair chance for every Kiwi kid?
Attending school at Harvard like you did?
Why prattle on about the size of parents purses?
what can your system fill them with but tears and curses?
Your better future for all of us
has you safe in your limosine while others miss the bus
Pure spin is all that's in your DNA
don't waste our precious time with it
just go away.