They Name is Politician

They Name is Politician
They Name is Politician

Negligent to the letter,
discrepant to a fault,
and vying for the world,
a stranglehold to meld
their wishes to outcomes sought.

They parry and they weave,
obstruction their cause,
to rule from below the parapets
in dark spaces they cavort,
as their aberrant beings aught.

For they rise from the gutters,
assume the shells of worthy men,
and beguile the likes of hopefuls,
their scruples in their pockets,
loose change and reckless ends.

Their tongues are dipped in silver,
and words like crystal cascades,
yet the seething truth of ill-intent,
squirms like necrotic worms unveiled,
feasting on integrity.

And further they rise to status,
known for word and deed,
yet what awaits the truth at core
is nothing less than need,
and reality spews out like bile.

Then it is too late,
they reign by our bewildered hands,
given paths of destruction,
the desecration of our lands,
by egos so swollen they have no end.

We see them spouting platitudes,
blaming, scouring certitudes,
while truth gets a makeover,
and pies divided ache over
the losses others wear.

Yes they are what’s expected,
their positions resurrected
before our very eyes,
as they rise to make their mark
upon the corpses they so darkly compromise,
for they are politicians. Surprise?

Tony DeLorger © 2017

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9 thoughts on “They Name is Politician

    • July 12, 2017 at 7:58 AM

      LOL – I suppose that is what aliens studying human’s on Earth would say, “They Name is Politician.” An odd breed for sure are the damned politicians!

  • July 12, 2017 at 7:50 AM

    Considering the current state of affairs our world finds itself in politicians play a huge role in divide and conquer. Your array of chosen words succinctly describe many of the slick tongued devils who mostly came to power with a law degree tucked between their tongues. I could go on to write an essay on this subject, but I would probably have to get up from my seat too often to puke. I prefer to keep politics and religion in the deepest recesses of my mind, sharing my views only with those who care to listen. But sir you are absolutely correct here, and your description serves them very well. They say freedom of speech should never be tarnished, thank goodness that has not been taken away from us yet? The Media is a constant soap opera and look daily to find dirt on the current president of the USA, the leftist’s will always fight the right. It’s been that way throughout history. Well written my friend, I appreciate very much your feelings about slick politicians.

    • July 12, 2017 at 9:37 PM

      On something we can all agree, Vincent, they come and go and in essence they never change: politicians. Thank you my friend.

  • July 12, 2017 at 11:13 AM

    A grand usage of vocabulary Tony and a great image to compliment the great descriptions

  • July 12, 2017 at 9:37 PM

    Much appreciated Ralph, glad you enjoyed my expression. Cheers!


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