Michael Silver

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Politicians - Poem by Michael Silver

A tragedy struck a nation
And out came the politicians
They tore their clothes in mourning
They wept in agony
They grieved alongside the victims
And cried out to a silent God
Making sure every camera was near
There was no time for a moment of silence
Debates are too important
One side calls their opponents monsters
The cause of this calamity
The other calls them fools
Traitors of sovereign pacts
They play on peoples fears
Causing them to riot
They turn common men against each other
And in the end they don't do anything about it
So long as they're on the ballot
They tear a nation in two
Make people fearful and witless
Sometimes, I'd rather throw my flag on the pyre
Than listen to their chatter

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 27, 2012

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