religion sex and politics are floundering
as Australia is about to introduce
a religious discrimination bill
that returns us to the dark ages

sexual promiscuity has never been so rife
our moral compass lost causing much strife
politicians lack transparency or accountability
bending every rule to ensure ultimate power

so these usual taboos are corrupted
as devices dumb us down, they distract
as we lose ground gained over decades
true freedom and democracy are dead

propaganda and fake news rule instead
poverty and viruses threaten our lives
the one percenters think they’re in control
but we have the resilience to survive

the real taboo is to call them out and thrive
make religions pay compensation
due for decades of blatant abuse
be more discerning in our relationships

make politicians accountable or toss them
tie their incomes and benefits
to their performance outcomes
keep our wits about us to understand

their game plan, use our brains to
discern and disseminate true news
break the apathy and put them on notice
we have the power in numbers …

d’Verse, taboo, Amaya