Let the Games End

to the game we call politics—
no don’t take a seat.  It’s
standing room only, now
go mill about.
come the players; they’re bringing
the heat.
Benchwarmers all, so you’d better watch
No teams,
rest assured it’s an individual sport.
(Though knowing glances are exchanged
and hands are hidden
beneath the table.)
Stakes are high, tempers flare in this court.
comes the point where
they all try to label
those seated around them with
syrupy slander.
Scattered about
are the
few bona fide.  They’re
covered in labels—just take one gander,
overlooked in the corner
crooks sit
genocide by side.

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jyoti Mishra
    Dec 11, 2011 @ 20:18:12

    perfect portrayal of filthy politics… n yeah its nothing but a game for some ppl.
    Awesome read..

    I also wrote on the same topic few days back… check it in ur leisure
    Random Scribblings: Lets Play POLITICS


  2. dswan2
    Dec 15, 2011 @ 14:32:22

    A very good description of current events! Like the hidden hands and the crooks genocide by side.


    • wordcoaster
      Dec 19, 2011 @ 12:43:17

      Thanks! 🙂 Normally my poems are apolitical but I thought I’d take a stab at politics. The crooks genocide by side is probably my favorite part of the poem; I felt I couldn’t put anything after it because it would feel like a letdown.


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