One-Man-One-Vote

Henry Lawson, 1891

      "ONE-MAN-ONE-VOTE!" You hear the people shouting.
      The walls of Mammon tremble ere they fall.
      ONE-MAN-ONE-VOTE! Is this a time for doubting?
      The poets have been prophets after all.

      ONE-MAN-ONE-VOTE! The cry is growing stronger!
      ONE-MAN-ONE-VOTE! It echoes o'er the wave!
      ONE-MAN-ONE-VOTE! The Wealthy dead no longer
      Shall rule us through their children from the grave!

      ONE-MAN-ONE-VOTE! The knell of Retrogression!
      The greatest triumph of the tongue and pen!
      ONE-MAN-ONE-VOTE! The right of long possession
      Is right no longer in the minds of men!

      ONE-MAN-ONE-VOTE! There's lightning in the thunder!
      ONE-MAN-ONE-VOTE! The reign of Greed is o'er!
      ONE-MAN-ONE-VOTE! The cursed Vote of Plunder
      Shall rule the plundered slaves of earth no more.

      ONE-MAN-ONE-VOTE! We're waking from our slumbers,
      ONE-MAN-ONE-VOTE! To rule the fields we farmed!
      If thus we triumph with diminished numbers,
      What will the triumph be when all are armed?