Hypocrisy, Politically, Front And Center, For All To See

The bonfires of hypocrisy

Burning bright for all to see

Telling you, then telling me

Just how virtuous they can be


Engaging in similar behaviors

Yet now that they’re out of favor

Rhetoric to make things graver

Pitting you against your neighbor


Shouting out words of hate

Creating yet another –gate

Every deed demands debate

Working hard to devastate


Phantoms, but no smoking gun

Fake news tales are spun

Anonymous as a hit and run

Another’s legacy becomes undone


Wars of words all tied to the -isms

Every action seen as racism

Unfounded cries of fascism

While ignoring facts of terrorism


Talking heads from across the pond

Try to say who did correspond

Reaching hard to find the bond

Mostly just a repetitive yawn


Telling us about immigration

Foreign rules and open-migration

Ignoring laws of sovereign nations

With a false pretense of salvation


Attacking thoughts of nationalism

The “dirty word” of populism

While other nations cling to casteism

Communism and socialism


The working class was left behind

Wealthy leader’s pockets lined

Under the guise of all mankind

Orchestrated by the masterminds


The people’s voices shouted down

Their elected leader called a clown

Character assassination and beatdowns

Media now in complete meltdown


Consequences of fair elections

After years of party defections

Now it’s a full-on rejection

Of globalism and its direction


Criticism despite the gains

Turning keys, breaking chains

Protests and their bloodstains

As the bureaucratic swamp is drained


Dishonesty and daily lies

Unproven dossiers from foreign spies

Marchers mobilized

Making news as they vandalize


People finally starting to see

The hypocrisy is actually jealousy

Both quietly and cowardly

And also orchestrated ostentatiously


They call patriotism bigotry

Those who’d rather friend our enemies

Believe they can because of pedigree

Feigning rights intellectually


Still bitter over their rejection

The nation took another direction

So they continue to raise objections

Spreading vitriol like an infection


Hate keeps growing in the headmasters

Minions of news broadcasters

Falsified weather forecasters

And the elusive global puppet master


While a weakened nation again grows strong

Fed up with the political ping-pong

All citizens welcomed to ride along

“Prosperity for Everyone”, the victory song






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R J Schwartz

I write about everything and sometimes nothing at all. I'm fascinated by old things, rusty things, abandoned places, or anywhere that a secret might be unearthed. I'm passionate about history and many of my pieces are anchored in one concept of time or another. I've always been a writer, dating back to my youth, but the last decade has been a time of growth for me. I'm continually pushing the limitations of vocabulary, syntax, and descriptive phrasing.

4 thoughts on “Hypocrisy, Politically, Front And Center, For All To See

  • March 2, 2017 at 12:29 PM

    This is fantastic, Ralph. Your rhyming scheme is very clever and quite a feat – showing extraordinary skill. I really like the way you called them out so accurately. Well done with the word craft of a master.

  • March 2, 2017 at 3:09 PM

    Ralph I was actually thinking of writing about politics myself but it seems you’ve covered most of the topics I was going to discuss and quite accurately,i might add. Nice work here.~Paul

  • March 2, 2017 at 3:32 PM

    Political poetry is a delicate endeavor – there’s a lot of material to pull ideas from but you usually make half the readers angry and the other half applauding – gotta love the two party system.

  • March 2, 2017 at 4:57 PM

    Beautifully expressed in so many ways Ralph, and so much to think about. You are right, no matter what you right you’ll get both adoration and disdain as politics is personal and people take it as such. Nice work.


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