Sunday, January 10, 2016

Empty Chair Symbol Of Lack Of Leadership!

The text of Obama’s final State of the Union Speech has not yet been released
But news that a empty seat next to Michelle to honor those from gun violence deceased
Gun violence is a tragedy that we cannot deny
Far too many innocents in the streets of our cities wounded or doomed to die
Symbols on national TV on a State of the Union Speech by millions of voters seen
Obama determined to the culture of gun violence from the voters wean
Somehow to ram executive action on gun control down America’s throat
Like on closing Gitmo bypassing any Congressional vote
This poet sees another image much more profound
That points out Obama’s failures and his policies as unsound
An empty chair to this poet symbolizes a leader missing in action on the war on terror
From the “JV team” to the Iraqi cut and run, to the Red Line, a complete comedy of errors
MIA to play golf and fund raise
While not in any manner curbing his flagrant spending ways
Ike said it best that leadership is based on integrity without which a “leader” is doomed to fail
With his ends justify the means and legacy building and politics above policy as his holy grail
Finally, an end to this soon be eight year 20 trillion dollars of debt nightmare
With his complete lack of leadership, so highly appropriate to feature an empty chair
© January 10, 2016, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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