By: Butch Phillipps, Copyright © 2011 - All rights reserved.

Attracted by the lure of power,

Believing that there is no other.

Claiming that they have the fix,

While always playing politics.


Along the way they sell their soul,

Allowing others to shape and mold.

At this point in politics,

It all turns into PoliTricks.


Motivated by going toe to toe,

Having no mercy on their foe.

All the time they fight and fight,

While conquering all with their might.


Divide and conquer that's their way,

Only concern is to survive another day.

Self consumed to the bone,

Not realizing much is unknown.


People just toys with whom they play,

Twisting words and spinning all day.

They tell you this and then do that,

Hypocrites all so watch your back.


Always telling us what we think,

while taking the country to the brink.

Without asking they do our bid,

If this were true they would be rid.


What we need is people of honor,

To serve us every waking hour.

It's time to put the country first,

Maybe a dream but quench my thirst.


And all this time they’ve lost sight,

It's for the people they should fight.

Claiming that they have the fix,

Be wary of their PoliTricks.

Butch Phillipps, Copyright © 2011 - All rights reserved.

Daily Quote: Take our politicians: they're a bunch of yo-yos. The presidency is now a cross between a popularity contest and a high school debate, with an encyclopedia of cliches the first prize. ~Saul Bellow

Linguist Corner-SPANISH: repasar, verb / to check; to revise
Repasar refers to checking or going over something, such as accounts or a bill as well as reviewing something.

- Repase la factura antes de firmarla.
Check the invoice before signing it.
- Continúa repasando los apuntes hasta el último segundo.
He goes on reviewing his notes right up to the last minute.

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2 Responses
  1. Gloria Says:

    Brilliant! And oh, so true! I love the word's perfect. I will dream with you and wish...if only..

  2. V. Mahfood Says:

    Thank you! I will pass on your kind comments to the poet. His words are uncannily true!