Raised head and shoulders above the masses,
Praised top to bottom with unending applause.
Candied smiles and photogenic opportunity lead,
Words of promise teased with prospective futures.
Drooling liberally from tongues of sweet sickly floss,
Swallowed excitedly without hesitancy or questioning.
Simply you, me and the other flocks following blindly,
The word is gospel and the truth spoken with fervour.
Corridors of governance with tasteless undercurrents,
Misdemeanours and irregularity covered by cunningness.
Led by tainted leaders unsuited to the position of glory,
Dishonest polished personas residing in official chambers.
Dressed in suits of celebrity, eventually leading to nowhere,
False gods corrupt and destroy life when left unchallenged.
©Copyright Eileen T O’Neill 19/02/2014
Poets United Mid-Week Motif: ‘Leaders &Leadership.’