Warm wind from the Great White North –
T’is the wind of change –
Named Justin Trudeau
Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.
Notes to this poem…
Canada just elected Justin Trudeau as Prime Minister. There’s a bit of Trudeau mania going on and I just figured, why not? Let’s join in with some Justin Trudeau poems in a collection! I’ll have at least several years at this so there’s no rush to get many done. I’ll be watching what Justin does carefully so the topic will be on my mind. I’ll just note some reactions, commentary and moments with brief poems and we’ll see what I end up with at the end of his term in office.
To start off, a commentary how Justin Trudeau just blew in, rising amazingly during the campaign, especially in the last few weeks of it. His presence, outlook and approach is refreshing, all precedent on change. He is coming in not just on the winds of change, but also as the wind of change. And this wind of change from the Great White North is anything but cold given how comfortable he is with people.
As for writing poetry about politics? Probably not the most romantic or noble of topics the poets will tell you about. But if it stirs the emotions, then why not? It’s new territory for me. Let’s see how it goes.
And maybe others will want to join in. After all, this guy has the potential to inspire a lot of people and a lot of poems, good and bad. All the more so given this age of social media, modern verse and short forms like the haiku here. I’ll just try to be fair and honest about it, not partisan.
Leave a comment here if you write some Trudeau poetry, a.k.a. “Trudeauetry”, or find some to share. 🙂