Bald Scalps and Bold Ant Eaters
Truth is the hair that sets reality from duplicity.
Facts are the scalp where that hairy truth grows.
Politicians are tragicomedies hairstyling truths
through media channels for curlers and police for brushes.
See before stepping into office a typical joke is bald
so he brushes up his social work: kisses a few babies
and makes promises to use media channels for big curls
Years later, people recognize a liar and his baldness
is again in the market so he creates chaos using police
like brushes to brush people in directions he frizzes!
Then when shootings happen and the public sinks in debts
for rockets and missiles fired on other countries when schools
are no longer safe, except when he’s going to cut some ribbons;
the media is turned into hot curlers and the police into a scrunchy!
Truths and lies can be bald and bold set in bold font.
The truth is, an ant eater steps on the very ants he feeds on.
Hell he even leaves some casualties for other ants to rescue
while he schemes how to finish off the entire ant hill.
Politicians can cause brown outs during elections,
seed storms to control populations, pave roads
and give rides for voters, as well as send policemen
who should be busy guarding schools from shooters
on wild goose chases on the pretext of terrorism bombing towers,
serial killers shooting up concerts, actors pinned for tax evasions,
media presenters molesting starlets, and coffee chains beings racist!
Politics is for those who step into duplicity’s
dustpan to sweep and dust realities with lies
using media channels and police for paper towels!
Bald truths and lies aren’t the reason we have problems.
We have problems because duplicity is more bold
when faced by reality’s bold headlines!
This piece was inspired by the Lebanese saying:
"الداخل بالسياسة مثل الداخل بتنكة الكناسة" which can be vocalized this way: "ili dakhil bissiyaseh mitl iddakhil bi tankit il knaseh" which translates literally into the following: "He who steps into politics is like someone stepping into a dustpan". Dustpans are used to collect items swept off a floor which can be both garbage material or good stuff that has fallen without their owners' knowledge! It's up to the sweeper to sort what stays in there or what winds up in the dumptruck! So far, all politicians carry their dustpans with them to sweep everything like a vacuum cleaner set on auto!