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Ten minutes too much

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Cecil Rajendra was inspired to write this poem after some politicians protested that the ten minutes allocated to make party political broadcasts over TV is not enough time.


Ten minutes not enough?

Ten minutes of mumbo-jumbo
Ten minutes of promises – hollow

Ten minutes of chest-thumping
Ten minutes of opponent-bashing

Ten minutes of drivel
Ten minutes of twaddle

Ten minutes of grandstanding
Ten minutes of sloganeering

Ten minutes of bullshit & baloney
Ten minutes of hot air & quackery

Ten minutes of self-advertisement
Ten minutes of self-congratulation

Ten minutes of bombast & bluster
Ten minutes of platitudes & propaganda

What, ten minutes not enough?
i say, ten minutes is ten minutes too much!

Cecil Rajendra

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