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Buxton Shippy

(7-27-55 / Montego Bay, Jamaica)

Political Warriors

Political warriors kill
Without a touch

With weapons of fear,
Division and strife
They snare
With a narrative of lies

Political warriors kill
Without a touch

They travel the nations
With their synthetic smiles
Hugging women and babies
For a photo op
Spend millions of dollars
To capture the airwaves
When the people are in need
Cannot find one to stand up

Political warriors kill
Without a touch

To cease power
Some cannibalize
These beasts are fierce
Deadly and wise

Submitted: Saturday, June 04, 2011
Edited: Monday, June 06, 2011

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  • Mohammad Akmal Nazir (6/4/2011 9:17:00 AM)

    Man you have described the greatest truth of the world politics. I liked your sarcastic term 'political warriors'. You have done a great job by depicting their fake humanity in the most original style. The poem is rich in imagery and depth. Excellent stuff. A fine 10. Please read and rate my poem 'A deal in helplessness' on page 1. (Report) Reply

  • Tai Chi Italy (6/4/2011 7:49:00 AM)

    Warriors have a reputation of being honourable men and women, and I think to give these 'political leeches' you speak of in your poem, such a title, is to give them power they do not deserve. They suck!

    Its a good poem though, with a good message. Although I don't like the word 'wise' being given to them. How about

    Deadly in Vice.

    Smiling at you

    Tai (Report) Reply

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