Sunday, 7 October 2012

He is not my leader

He talked loud and rough
His voice floated above the market chatter
Because he had a point to make

He always elbowed in his arguments
Analogies, syllogisms, facts
To form a perfect conclusion
Of what he held to be unassailable truth

He brooked no opposition
I noted that any doubt one raised
Made his nose swell, sometimes his hands could fidget
At this point he would shout and holler
But ceteris paribus, his anger remained afloat

He was one of those people
Whose understanding of argument
Actually involved fisticuffs
Debates were won by violence

So it surprised me not
During the live TV Debate
He pulled the host by the scruff of the neck
Upon being asked what he thought of his anger management
But, quick to make amends, he straightened and apologized
Saying, “that was a bit personal a question”
The host also straightened and with good cheer
Said, “the normal occupational hazards”

But I doubted if he could lead me
Because I had questions to ask him
Honest, serious, damning questions
Which a cool mind and tranquil spirit could answer
I suspected others had the same questions too

As he ran about with his loud chatter
I watched him keenly
And seeing no wheat in the chaff he spoke
I chose not to elect him
I see him nowadays, brazen as always,
Loud and boisterous, insulting us for not electing him,
And for every careless word he utters
I am more grateful that he is not my leader.


Sherry Blue Sky said...

Absolutely! THAT would have been Trouble. I am holding my breath about the USA election right now.......God help us all.

The Unknowngnome said...

Now if only more would give the same considered reason to their choices as you have the wheat we seek would be found.

Mary said...

Sounds like the best choice was made! Glad it worked out that way. So often it doesn't.

echoesofthehills said...

Thank you so much Koko, TUG and Mary.

Much love.

echoes of the hills.

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