a poem called remember

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
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Submitted: March 24, 2012

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remember the words that are caught

being casually spat from the mouths of a politician,

for they mean so much more than any of the speeches

that s/he has delivered to us all

after a panel of speechwriters

stayed up all night

deliberating the perfect choice words

to woo us

sheep

into further deference.

 

remember that these individuals mean what they say

when they are “on,” like an actor in front of the

camera,

just as much as when they are “off,”

like someone who’s just pulled up a barstool after a

long day at work,

asking the bartender for that first drink---

the difference is that somewhere along the way,

they decided that decisions that should be made by

the

many, instead,

should be made by the few &

that they are one of the chosen

(as if by some greater force than humankind)

to stand tall amidst the rest of us &

shine

shine

shine,

like some bastion of light,

like some lighthouse peering out into the raging

waters,

in order to save us all from

crashing into the rocks,

whilst bathing in

power.


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