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Rated: E · Poetry · Political · #2082407
A short poem about the absurdity of the Presidential Debates
The Presidential Debates

Common decency and manners
left by the way-side,
watching influential people
on their downward slide.

Inflammatory comments
hurled insults and outright lies,
lunacies and delusions of grandeur,
finger pointing, exasperated sighs.

A preview of what’s to come,
leaving many feeling bereft,
or with an insidious complacency,
few high ideals are left.

Egos never checked at the door,
the presidential debates are such a fallacy.
At the pulpit, before God and Americans,
we leave our children this legacy.
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