Misinterpreted Political Satires: A Poem
Sometimes while I am writing a political satire
I laugh at myself as if spotting a contradiction
because by taking it all seriously I'd be a liar
since politics to me is not more than a fiction.
I am making quite an effort to mock ranting
but then my doing it sounds like I also rant
it's like a thing I try to uproot I am planting
but to remove that impression -- that I can't.
That's where observing looks like disagreeing
to all those whose mind is in constant fight
for this is their habitual state of being
to rather notice wrong than right.
I have noticed similar with those who compete a lot
when I was displaying my usual happy disposition
it was like my rubbing-in what they haven't got
as they view all through prism of competition.
So, as I'd act as logician with objectivity in mind
ranters can't process it as my not taking the side
but categorize that like just another ranting kind
indulging like themselves in their political divide.
At this realization I am all fine with my satire
not caring anymore how else it could be seen
ignoring any interpretation that might "backfire"
according to reasoning of a political drama queen.
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