Recipe for an American Politician

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    Recipe for an American Politician

    Take the faces from 500 populate

    Blend them into one archetype figure.

    Match this with a rich man’s son elite

    And you have a sure winner configure!

     

    The candidate should be properly skilled

    In law, language, and popularity.

    (a wife would make the man truly fulfilled)

    add virtues and deeds for sincerity.

     

    Cook these well with dad’s donated money

    For just two years in some public function.

    Have him smile, and be a little funny

    For 30 seconds at TV junctions.

     

    After election to the aspired post,

    Have him be silent and invisible.

    for

    “Old age and treachery

    Always overcomes

    Youth and skill.”

     

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    Poetry comes nearer to vital truth than history.

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