Elections with crosses deciding our fate
Philosophies and creeds in all different shapes
With the hopes of millions the weak and the great.
The jubilant and despondent pondering the course
Of the campaigns and voting – their whims and their source
Now fixed in concrete as the electorate endorse.
The country waits with bated breath
To watch the outcomes, promotions and death
To see the dust settle and find what is left.
All have expectation
All have their dreams
But always in politics
It’s not what it seems
The pursuit of power
Undermines the ideals
In political parties
It’s a battle of wills
People are lost
Amid the blood and the cuts
As the big-wigs promote
Self with no ifs and no buts
Care and consideration
Receive a refusal
In the heat of government
It’s business as usual.
Opher – 8.6.2017