An Honest Politician

Are there any?  for certain
Not at the top of the slimy pole.

Hard truths and exposés
Offer a jaded public
No real hope of anything better.
Every day we read
Stories of sleaze and
Tawdry tales of cronyism

Presenting bleak pictures
Of our would-be representatives
Lolling in too great comfort,
Indulging in self-aggrandisement,
Taking back-handers, expenses,
Indicating complete lack of compassion
Conscience or understanding;
Integrity - a non-starter. They are
A great clique of smug, complacent
Nest-feathering numpties.

© Elfstone 12/2/14
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