Saturday, December 4, 2010


My Ideal (I've no idea who he is!)


Once we were governed by gentlemen with beards
Who exuded very noble gravitas.
That was in the days before everything Wiki-leaked
And descended into comically crass!
We were the Little People; what did we know of life?
We must be led by Specialists in the know;
Those venerable persons, who, of course, were always male;
From above came Wisdom to 'the rest' below.
And, oh, it was very comforting to feel that we were led
By Diplomats and others of renown!
To know that there were Teachers, Priests, Policemen and the Law
And, above them all, the glory of the Crown!
We grovelled and submitted  and admitted we were weak;
The unenlightened looking 'up' with awe!
'Behind closed doors' was not for us, the proletariat!
The bushy beards were all we really saw.
Now Wicked Mr Wiki has revealed the whole charade!
The blindfolds have been torn off all our eyes!
We find that we are ruled by Gossips, chattering away,
Not, as was once the case, the Strong and Wise!
Talk about 'feet of clay' my friends! Talk about 'hit and miss'!
Talk about 'them and us', my friends! What rot!
We thought we'd voted in the very noblest of souls,
And look at the load of rubbish that we got!
I gossip.... I admit it! I talk behind peoples' backs!
I like a little juicy bit of scandal!
But I thought They were different; a cut above the rest!
It's all a bit too much for me to handle!
Do I thank you, Mr Wiki, for opening my eyes?
Yes, I think I do; I have the right to know.
We're all just human beings, simply muddling-along
And that applies to the high as well as low.
No doubt the Bearded Gentlemen were as tainted in the past!
Maybe the world we knew was a mirage.
But at least we all felt SAFE then, and I'm damned if I do now!
I want some Bearded Gentlemen in charge!


Margaret Gosden said...

If governments don't keep their promises to be transparent, hooray for Wiki-Leaky albeit flawed as it is, still. Beards do a lot of covering up, so no bearded
Gentlemen for me! But your rhyme is timely and I go for the sentiments - so much can be implied in a
rhyme that cannot be said so eloquently in prose!

Scott M. Frey said...

a dare say a bit more truth to this than we'd all like, yea?

Just Me said...

Absolutely loved this poem. How true it is. Although, bearded gentlemen scare me just a bit, lol. Brilliant poem!