In Search of My Father 2017 Writing Project

In Search of My Father 2017 Writing Project
In Search of My Father, 2017 writing project supported by The National Lottery through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland

Friday, 26 May 2017

WHY DO POLITICIANS........ ? A POEM

Why do politicians 
feel the urge to show they're tough,
during a term of office,
when they exceed their huff and puff?

They sometimes take the notion
to give their swords a rattle,
as they find some rhyme and reason
to take us into battle.

Perhaps they want a portrait
of themselves in General's kit
to show how bold and brave they were
when they bombed some place to shit.

They have the gift of oratory,
they can make a lie sound true,
they can make a case for warfare
on behalf of me and you.

Why don't politicians admit,
with mea culpa honesty,
that while they can walk from office,
the dead have no such luxury

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