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Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Chameleon Angels

Sickening platitudes
cacophony of campaign jingles
float the air again
in a jungle
covered with huge pictures
of yellow, red, orange, green.

Promises of paradise
a litany of more jobs

lower taxes

medical assistance

food

shelter


thank you heaven
for these angels!

"Don't forget my name,"
the saintly statesman shouted.

Chameleons are better.
They only kill what they eat.

Politicians are parasites
feeding on our sweat
until we have no more to shed
but blood.

I wonder where
they got their butterfly wings
and halo. How do they hide
their horns and tail?

It's a game we play
with angels
from hell.

rolly

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2 Comments:

Anonymous bing said...

really sickening...

i am actually scared of these angels ready to devour any willing victim. and there are many willing victims still. what with the seemingly hopeless situation the country is into concurrently..

8:14 PM  
Blogger rolly said...

Bing That is really the sad part. There are more willing victims as they sell their votes for a measly sum of money.

6:38 AM  

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