Sad to Report

Sad to Report

                                                     Realm of the Rouge Regina ~ Philip Brent Harris


It is time to put people over politics, country over capitulation and world over wealth.


Like the narcissistic needs of a reborn Christian’s god,
Donald Trump requires constant praise and adoration.
It doesn’t even matter that he got the presidential nod,
he’ll say, do and promise anything for your adulation.

It seems there is nothing too incendiary or outrageous.
A friend says it is simply in the cause of politainment.
His fans lap up everything he says, all check plus, plus.
If he’s in the spotlight, no foolishness he won’t foment.

We are led by stupid people, he’s said more than once,
though it takes one to know one, or so it seems to me.
Does that somehow make him the definition of dunce,
Claims big money, wonder how big a fool could he be?

We’ve been taught to think wealth the mark of success.
He wants to lead us; I think he’s succumbed to his ego.
His public diatribes are loud, strident and full of excess,
his base built on fear, hate and bile; how far will he go?

He attacks all, caches his own skeletons in secret places,
in racism, misogyny, to jack boots at razor-wire fences.
His target any groups, gender, names, the color of faces.
If not stopped, he will throw away any and all pretenses.

Call me a fool for my view; I fear it cannot be changed.
I can’t brook anyone who uses fear, hate to get support.
His vitriol is sincere or it’s totally mad, quite deranged,
and means he is calculated or crazy, I am sad to report.

Neither one speaks well for any leader we have chosen,
and, yes, I understand it’s politicians of which I speak.
Next time’s choices are already at more than two dozen.
Any one of them must be a better leader than this freak?


Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment


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