Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Socialist Sonnet No. 78

Losing our Heads


Too many place their trust in queens and kings

Or posturing, self-promoting presidents.

But where’s the difference? When to all intents

And purposes, whether birth or ballot brings

Them to throne or office, each for all the pomp

With or without benefit of election

Become the focus for misdirection,

Hoping none see the trick by those who romp

Away with the profits and disappear,

While the esteemed leader of the nation

Receives the expected adulation

From all whose vision’s presently unclear.

But what meaning for any head of state,

When the spectacle fails to fascinate?


D. A.

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