The Politician in me
would have you believe that its all about the Party
Cause me born labor…
And…I go die…
for my county.
Independence for me is more
than red and blue,
more than platform meetings,
propaganda and slander.
Our freedom wasn’t won by our forefathers
for us to squander away our precious inheritance
for empty promises
and underhanded deals.
In a land so dear to me,
we have become complacent
and have allowed those whom we have
placed in positions of power to make a mock of our country.
No longer do they even attempt to show that they care for the people;
and yet, we praise them.
After 32 years you’d think that we would’ve gotten it together…
and not be content with mediocrity from our leaders…
yet, we see it everywhere.
Its another independence,
a time for us to learn from our mistakes
and those who came before us,
Not simply to spew lavished lengthy tailored speeches
of love for country
that is neither shown nor felt.
It’s time to quit the lip service, politician
that service is what you’ve been called to do…
So, start serving Antiguans and Barbudans
and not just yourselves.
For those of you followers who are not from Antigua… our independence is coming up on the first of November. I was asked to write a patriotic piece and for the life of me I couldn’t find one thing to write about….
soooo…. this piece came to mind. I know that a lot of my country men wont like it, however, my poetry is not for people to like. Its for people to think… that maybe just maybe, i could be right.