Cloaked Monk’s March Challenge, day 4

The prompt for the Cloaked Monk’s March Challenge, day 4, is “Politics, Government, Structure of Power.”

Political Haiku

Flickr image from foreclosurpro

A politician’s
Most fundamental question,
What’s in it for me?

The Way of Things

The new people in the congress,
Intent upon disruption,
Soon will be slowing down
To the speed of mass corruption.

An honest politician
Is such a fleeting breath.
Seldom do we catch it
Before it meets its death.

The people are important,
With their torches and their axes.
Without their marching hordes,
Where would we get our taxes?

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10 Responses to Cloaked Monk’s March Challenge, day 4

  1. You amaze me with your skills! Awesome poems and hit to the heart of the matter! Politics are for the insane and greedy, caring only to line their pockets!

    • Mike Patrick says:

      Thank you, Paulo. I tend to get a bit out of my head when it comes to politics. Diogenes wandered about with his lantern looking for an honest man. Can you imagine if he had been looking for an honest politician?

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  3. cloakedmonk says:

    Awesome! I had such hope such a few years ago. I haven’t been happy since. Turns out my trust was misplaced into a politician’s pocket. Argh. I think I’m going to share this out on Facebook.

  4. vivinfrance says:

    We’re on the same wavelength CM. Excellent poems, and the haiku really says it all in 17 syllables.

  5. Tilly Bud says:

    Mike, these are really good, especially the haiku.

    Paulo, I don’t believe people start out that way; most get into politics wanting to help people. If that changes to wanting to help themselves, then the system is wrong.

  6. ladynimue says:

    An honest politician
    Is such a fleeting breath.
    Seldom do we catch it
    Before it meets its death

    Well said !! Liked the haiku ..

  7. earlybird says:

    Excellent Haiku. I thought ‘honest politicia’ was an oxymoron… ‘fleeting breath’ – good description.

  8. Kim Nelson says:

    Straight-shooting haiku, nicely elaborated upon in the companion poem. Great approach.

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