For All You Greedy Leaders*

Written for:  Poetic Asides #495 – “This week, write a “For (blank)” poem.”

self-serving, climbing ’til
your knuckles bleed
to grab that last dollar.
Power pours green though
pores of your skin, yet still
you sin, insidiously trying
to divide a country, spread hatred,
and distrust. Hitler desired
an Aryan nation, Mussolini
attempted a new Roman Empire–
fascist state. Revolutions
have happened in the past.
They will happen again. Children
will be united with their parents,
truth will outwit lies. Statue
of Liberty will give you
the finger. So do not linger
too long. The light is changing;
beware of darkness.*

*lines from George Harrison’s song, Beware of Darkness

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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