Land of Giants ~ Philip Brent Harris
Politicians rarely do what is needful, only expedient.
They are all so greedful, with more than can be spent.
See them stand there sincerely, butter wouldn’t melt.
Hearts frozen, all ice and stone so nothing’s ever felt.
Any cause moves them if it will win them an election,
Convince you they’re there to help, if your selection.
Promising the moon, more, all on their own agenda.
Never ever believe them, for each is only a pretender.
All for self, all for power, despite what they expound,
Keep everybody but their cronies noses to the ground.
Not immigrant, any other; women, if they toe the line.
Peel a grape and fan them as at poolside they recline.
Do not pretend you think you are their equal, brother.
Diverse voices, faces the world over, they’d smother.
Everything they want good, if they do not fight or die.
Believe them at your peril; they can so easily tell a lie.
So make a list of needful things, then burn it in a fire.
No guns, no hate, no war, to this we all should aspire.
Prejudice, misogyny, examples from our distant past;
So I dream, if no politicians; we might succeed at last.
Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment
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