poetry from warren adler

Talking Politics

Talking politics is a dangerous game

People are too quick to ascribe blame

And often are moved to a terrible rage

At others who are not on the same page

It is not easy to stay calm

When we know they hold us hostage in their palm

But then it was always thus

Democracy thrives on mess and muss

Some say it’s no worse than ever before

When people are angry they can’t take it any more

We have leaders we no longer trust

Then let’s throw them out.

Indeed we must.