February 20, 2017
Each week we examine a theme from a variety of points of view. The theme for this week, in honor of President’s Day, is politics.
Today’s poem is a President’s Day poem about the wisdom of the separation of powers.
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Praised be those who would distribute power,
Reconciled to bickering and waste,
Enduring, even in the darkest hour,
Such hacks as pander to the popular taste.
In such a system, life can be frustrating,
Demanding patient tolerance to rule.
Everyone has blessings worth berating,
Nor need one much at stake to be a fool.
The president is forced to be a leader
Since all are free to follow or oppose;
'Mid maelstroms, both captain and conceder,
Deftly tacking when a headwind blows.
All know divided power leads to strife,
Yet few would yield to one vain will their life.
© by Nicholas Gordon
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This week’s theme: PoliticsFebruary 20: Praised Be Those Who Would Distribute Power