Works in the Bulletin 1909

The created should not have greater power than the creator. - Dr. Maloney, M.H.R., on Elective Ministries.

There was once a man who made a weird machine,
Employing dynamite and kerosene.
      His subsequent destruction
      Was a matter of deduction,
And a circumstance that might have been foreseen.

This gloomy incident I merely state In case you have a yearning to create. In which event, be wary, Else, mayhap, a sad quan-dary Will arise and face you when it's far too late.
Now, take the case of Toryphat, M.P., Created by the voters - you and me. Then in matters legislative He becomes, in turn, creative. And creates a Deakook Fusion Ministree.
You will notice that this question, as a whole, Is a matter over which we've some control; For, it we'd contemplated Ere the members we created, We would not have landed things in such a hole.
And, in regard to this strange Ministree, We are the folk responsible, you see. For it couldn't have existed Had not some of us assisted In creating its supporters - Q.E.D.
Then, when a weird political machine Of Tory flare and Fusion kerosene Blows our policies to blazes, All our most embittered phrases Won't recover e'en the smallest smithereen.

The Bulletin, 29 July 1909, p20

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