The Game of Politics

Politician's Promises Christmas is the time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it.  Deficits are when adults tell government what they want and their kids pay for it.  ~Richard Lamm
Politician's Promises Christmas is the time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell government what they want and their kids pay for it. ~Richard Lamm | Source
Talk is cheap - except when Congress does it.  ~Cullen Hightower
Talk is cheap - except when Congress does it. ~Cullen Hightower | Source

Some don't want to get involved

And some say way too much

Some claim problems they can solve

Some are out of touch



Politics, a high stakes game

Where none can truly win

Some find temporary fame

Yet soon are poor again


Some push peace and some cry war

Some despair and wait

Some know not what it's all for

Some succumb to hate


The people wait and hope to find

A permanent solution

Someone benevolent and kind

Through peace or revolution


Some are tired of waiting

Some stay full of hope

Some find patience abating

Some just try to cope


The earth spins round and round

The times will change and merge

Hope can always be found

Though life will ever purge


Some will rise and some will fall

Some will grow estranged

Some will answer this world's call

Some will make a lasting change.



2011 Moira G. Gallaga©

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sweethearts2 4 years ago from Northwest Indiana

A game where some of the winners are the biggest losers. However, this is a winner through and through. Enjoyable and truthful. Voted up


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moiragallaga 4 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal Author

You are right sweethearts2, I agree that politics is a game that can make losers out of winners. Thank you for your comments and insight. I'm glad you liked the poem.


Derdriu 4 years ago

Moira, What a clever, ironic, lyrical look at politics! The more things change, the less they really have to remain the same if people are active, caring and committed.

Thank you for sharing, etc.,

Derdriu


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moiragallaga 4 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal Author

Thanks for your comment Derdriu, I always appreciate your feedback. This topic wasn't that difficult to write about, so much material given the political landscape and environment here in my country. I am hopeful that positive change would come about one day.

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