Monday, April 14, 2014

Douglas Polk- A Poem

A 21st Century Administration

the Secretary of State works on a paper peace,
existing only in lines of words,
wallpaper applied to cover the holes,
first Iran,
now Israel and Palestine,
agreements worthless,
but props to wave in the leaders' hands,
Syria explodes with death and destruction,
the President too weak to take a stand,
polling data,
rules the nation,
when decisions needed to be made,
countries invaded with no place to turn,
ponder the future,
as the President ponders his basketball bracket,
a twenty first century administration,
too civilized to offend, 
and defend the old ideals,
of the centuries past.

No comments:

Post a Comment