Out of a Sheer Dislike of Politicians: A Poem

Updated on May 8, 2018
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Val is a life-long practically oriented student of effective emotional and attitudinal responses to the many challenges of life.

A lizard mocked another crawling fellow

for having those protruding, funny eyes

and for his skin so flaky and ugly yellow

until a water image gave him a surprise.

So I wonder how revealing it might be

for opposing politicians to read this fable

and maybe they might take a curious peek

at their own image shown on their shiny table.

And all those other grotesquely phony faces

sitting around and busy with a common lie

a bunch of lizards crawling at high places

a prehistoric breed that refuses to die.

Political careerism, surely ugly kind

based on pretense, cajole, and deceiving

source of food for each and every gullible mind

and source of so much fallacious collective believing.

I find them both --- amazing and often amusing

at times almost prone to give them an applause

for being so crafty and skilled with their abusing

while presenting their game as a justified cause.


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