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Politician's Ode

Updated on November 1, 2018

By: Wayne Brown

One monkey don’t stop no show

That’s what they say

Maybe one monkey don’t

But maybe one politician does

And no one stem the flow




A rollin’ stone gathers no moss

That’s what they say

Maybe one stone don’t

But just maybe one politician does

And still we suffer loss




Life is hard, harder if you are stupid

That’s what they say

Maybe life is hard for us

But so blameless for one politician

No matter the things he did




A bird in the hand, worth two in the bush

That’s what they say

Maybe we have one in hand

But the politician has two in the shrub

Killing our world with oily slush




Nothing venture, nothing gained

That’s what they say

Maybe we venture not

But the politician gets the gain

Oil is flowing, nothing tamed




It’s a sad, sad, sad state of affair

That’s what they say

Maybe sadness is our fate

But the politician has a smiling face

Dark waters, does he really care?




One for the money, two for show

That’s what they say

Maybe we got the money

But the politicians runs the game

Oily world, stem the flow




Such is life, cuts like a knife

That’s what they say

Maybe we live, maybe we die

The politician makes the rules

Black death, America pays the price



© Copyright WBrown2010. All Rights Reserved.




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    • breakfastpop profile image


      11 years ago

      Straightforward poetry that gets tot he heart of the matter.

    • Wayne Brown profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Brown 

      11 years ago from Texas

      Thanks for your comments, Lisa...I appreciate your perspective and your words of encouragement! WB

    • Springboard profile image


      11 years ago from Wisconsin

      We can only hope. ;)

    • lisadpreston profile image


      11 years ago from Columbus, Ohio

      I haven't met or seen a politician yet that wasn't a crook. They are all self serving. Let's not blame the new guy that inherited all the crap that the oil administration put out. The off shore drilling regulations were loosened under the previous boss. The same one that got us in a war (based on oil) for his and his cronie friends' greed. But anyhow, I like what you wrote. It was a great expression of how you feel and very creative. I love your work and your way with words. Great hub!

    • Wayne Brown profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Brown 

      11 years ago from Texas

      @springboard...right on! I have a couple of hubs that say just that. If we are stupid enough to do, then we are stupid enough to deserve. Like you, I hope sanity will prevail at the polls soon.

      @DML....You are right on the mark. As Waylon Jennnings once sang, "We need to change....!" WB

    • DzyMsLizzy profile image

      Liz Elias 

      11 years ago from Oakley, CA

      Well said!

      And Springboard is absolutely right--people keep voting in the same problem children--yes, children! For that's what they are--immature, self-centered little children playing at being grown up and running wild on power trips. The old "if I can't be captain, you can't play in my backyard" sort of attitude is runnning our country these days!

    • Springboard profile image


      11 years ago from Wisconsin

      Very true. But one thing I keep on pointing out that everyone needs to keep in mind; not one politician gets to KEEP his job unless we keep on voting them back in time and time again. I hope this time around the dissent is real from the American people, and we aim for November to be a SWEEPING change. If that doesn't happen, and we vote a lot of the old dogs back in, we have nothing to complain about.

    • Tom Whitworth profile image

      Tom Whitworth 

      11 years ago from Moundsville, WV


      Good summary of the presidential and congressional circus.

    • Wayne Brown profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Brown 

      11 years ago from Texas

      @rkhyclak...yes,bekka...ouch! The truth still stands! WB

      @samboiam....Amen, Sam! WB

      @jiberish....humm..humm..humm..thanks, I will! WB

      @Gawth.....thank you so much for you kind words. Come and see me again!

      @suziecat7...the truth hurts but it's a good hurt! WB

    • suziecat7 profile image


      11 years ago from Asheville, NC

      Lots of truth telling here.

    • Gawth profile image

      Ron Gawthorp 

      11 years ago from Millboro, Virginia

      Excellent summary of the way things are!

    • jiberish profile image


      11 years ago from florida

      Humm, Humm, Humm. LOL....Keep hubbing!

    • samboiam profile image


      11 years ago from Texas

      And let the church say, "Amen". Great hub filled with lots of truth.

    • rkhyclak profile image


      11 years ago from Ohio

      If I were a politician I would say "ouch" but as I'm not I say this is wonderful, Wayne! Certainly fitting and not an ounce of untruth.


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