When those in power won’t listen
and their policies no longer glisten
you can say OK
or you can walk away
you don’t have to stay the course
you can leave without remorse.
It’s the leaders who need followers
without them they are wallowers
drowning in a sea of indifference
in a struggle without recompense.
They tell us there’s a light on the hill
but it’s hidden by their pigswill.
Saying they speak for the forgotten
yet their policies support the rotten
those who grow fat on others’ misery
so cold, arcane, inhumane and miserly.
“When the people lead the leaders will follow”
chasing rabbits down each and every burrow
there is no hole or cavity they won’t enter
in pursuit of their ambitious wallow.
Copyright © 2021 John Tomlinson