Friday, March 23, 2007

Candidates




Get your glad hand out.
It’s that time of year again.
Time to put yourself about,
Show your face and then
Brush up on the promises you made
Last time. Tart them up a bit.
Find a new angle, a fresh approach.,
One that doesn’t seem so staid,
Many sizes but one fit
For purpose, that will not encroach
On your ability to do just what you will.

Think about the next photo shoot –
A hospital, a school, somewhere cute
With a child that doesn’t answer back,
Or a photogenic mutt for all the waiting hacks.
Tone down the suntan. After all
You are a hardworking man of the masses,
Always busy, concerned, on the ball
With a fistful of handouts and free passes,
Behind a ready, easy winner’s smile or
When cameras call for it, a concerned style,
One that shows you’re always listening,
Undistracted by thoughts of all the glistening
Prizes, beyond this vote, just out of reach,
The endless summer on some pop star’s beach
Away from it all, where you can really relax,
While some other mug is paying your income tax.

"Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss!"

1 comment:

  1. Politics is seldom a tidy, sincere affair.

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