Snollygosters are Snallygasters
Smug with greed, they waltz in public Squares
Notoriously consuming a nation’s funds like Nuts.
Armed with media and money they warrant hope’s Arrest.
Levied with political favors they spread chaos like Litter.
Loathed by the righteous few they brag about their Lacis.
Yanking benefits and rights with great Yare
Gives them advantages that Glare
Affluence comes to influence like Anarchy
Stifling democracy with vote counts on a Sheet.
The truth is all Snollygosters are Snallygasters Tenaciously
Eating years off the lives of their own people Endlessly.
Rest in peace democracy you are now just another literary Piece.
The prompt is a dark acrostic for "snallygaster" which is a legendary dragon-like beast said to inhabit the hills surrounding Washington, D.C. and Frederick County, Maryland. But the only dragons these days are politicians guided by personal advantage rather than by consistent, respectable principles and that is the definition of a "Snollygoster". I hope you enjoyed this poem's rhymes and word play.