Big Rowan Ackison (greensh) wrote,
Big Rowan Ackison

  • Mood:

Poem - The Pretender

Mike Huckabee suggested President Barak Obama "pretends to be a Christian". The article on the CNN website inspired me to write the poem “The Pretender”. Directed at a despised leader, the poem is spoken by a person like the aforementioned Huckabee.

The Pretender
Poem for Day 267 – 20150925

See the pretender,
the one we've sworn to fight,
the one who attacks his own kind,
with sleights defined by our side

Purity is as purity sees,
tow a standard even we cannot meet
or you'll be branded for all time
as betrayer to the almighty faith.

Best separate the chaff from the wheat,
no tent is allowed on your behalf,
no mixing the unequally yoked
in order to meet our litmus test.

We'll cherry pick the past events,
said hallmarks of a life ill spent,
see them as the harbingers
of your future evilness.

We'll admit that you lead a nation,
diversity that gives us hives,
but this matters little at this time
when we all strive to have your job.

A final warning before the fall,
trap door opening for the lynching,
words given with all due respect,
in our case none as you expect.

Dare to govern the masses,
ignoring our ilk in the fringes,
and you'll be marked as
the great and mighty pretender.

© 2015, Sean Green. All Rights Reserved.
Tags: poem, politics, pretender

  • Poem -Set a Sentence

    The poem “Set a Sentence” was inspired by a Facebook posting that stated, “when people my age are all afraid of the world that…

  • Poem - Beyond the Dance

    The poem “Beyond the Dance” is about striving to live beyond the normative. Beyond the Dance Seek a life beyond the dance that span of…

  • Poem - Tradition Tossed

    The poem “Tradition Tossed” is about the suffocation of traditions. Tradition Tossed Where chains of rules are applied to the limbs of…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic
    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.