A Political Man

by G.E. Simons

There's a potent multimedia declaration

Flying eagles starred and striped

Mocking cartoon independence

Where every promise shines

Not every veteran's hero

Chequered drug misuse

Glorious public relations

Concealed a yellow youth


A political man says he understands

Your every hope and fear

At harvest time when sands are hard

Issues statements of bitter tears

The power game, the foreign food

Legions from far shores

Do you believe in him

To save your skin

And the competence of warlords?

Who needs another superhero?

With spin off food and toys

When the fabric of a nation

Dissolves as it deploys