“What if…”, they thought with apprehension,
borderline obsession. Often preparing, rarely executing.
Contingency plans, pre-emptive strikes, avert/declare war
who, what, how, why, logic bizarre.
The bombs, exploding. Whose future’s imploding?
A one-time role model, mere hypothetical?
Moral high ground, gee, what hypocrisy.
Righting the wrong, how I wish.
Defining the grays, like holding slippery
For the record, this is not a critique of anyone in particular. Part I is a representation of how I (and possibly you) have felt about some of the decisions made by those in positions of power. I don’t pretend to know what it’s like to be a member of Congress, or understand the kind of pressure they’re under. I’m merely questioning some (many?) of their decisions and any seeming lack of leadership/focus/integrity/interest on their part.
Part II is more of a personal reaction to / disgust at what the media loves to cover — a scandal. Prime time spot goes to high profile politicians. To me, it always feels like there’s a veiled sense of moral superiority in depicting these “fallen” “idols”. Can you believe what he did to her? This gossip-y feel to “journalism” is a major disservice to us, the public. It’s not news that some politicians (people) cheat and lie. It’s entertainment and I can’t imagine it being what we really and truly care about.
Part III is about how right (or wrong) could look like the opposite depending on who’s looking and how much information they have. Sometimes, the only action left to take is accept and move on. The grays — they sure are tricky.
Well, am I right or wrong? (Hey, at least one person thinks it’s funny.)