THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION
They stand before us and speak half-truths or bold lies,
proud of their power to deceive and prosper.
They will hide the corpses.
They have betrayed us, and even victory will bring
no honor. Rumsfeld equivocates, Rice dodges,
that poor warrior, Powell, serving a man beneath him,
covers his face with shame.
They fill their pockets with our stolen wages.
They poison the wells they leave behind.
They say it’s for our “protection,” but it’s us
they would kill to protect themselves.
If this were a land without prisons or poor,
there’d be no nation on earth we would fear.
Four Political Poems « Dale Pendell