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Poetry And Politics

Poetry is a lot like politics:
It makes a lot of people uncomfortable
It often confuses everyone
With meaning and meter and metaphor
But politics and poetry are so human
Dealing with the nitty gritty of the very stuff
That we have to face head on or the dragons
Of our shadows take over and become more real
Then the angels of our better natures
And we end up with Hitler’s instead of Lincolns
And Stalin’s instead of FDR’s
And ego-maniacs instead of problem-solvers