Choice was illusion to the meek
when selection has been made
by those with stakes in the game
of money and power to be obtained.
The orders come from high above
proclamations of the one in charge
edicts issued to the lesser folk
to tow the line or feel the whip.
We'll reap what they have sowed
in leadership of other's choice
with the demon summoned forth
by the cast of conjuror's force.
Corruption was assured to be
when priorities trumped consequence
on the field where winners are
the ones rich enough to set the rules.
© 2016, Sean Green. All Rights Reserved, 20160425.