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Calla Lily Ballad
(February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Calla Lily Ballad

Poem By Walterrean Salley

For eight years,
One man was allowed...
To strip them bare of their principles.
Leaving them naked of values.
And barren of their quality of life.

Now they are fearful,
That a new leader...
Will not understand their standards.
Is not aware of their needs.
And he is the only one mentally stable.
Capable to restore order.
And chose this responsibility,
To clean up the injustices...
Inflicted upon them.

And yet...
They distrust him,
Because he dares to be honest...
Direct and disciplined.
And they are afraid...
He may solicit from them sanity!
He presents a differentness.
And this is not their custom.
Some would rather run and hide...
Than confront reality.

And he scares them with his seriousness,
To have them sacrifice their fantasies.
Even though crooks they have trusted...
Have left them bone dry of treasured beliefs,
And their ideals!

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Comments (2)

See how they run. Thanks for the honest sentiment. Few political poems are meritorious, but this one is from the heart. - Will Barber
Great poem sir, it reflects that there is still one person amidst the tribulations today who may bring peace and order to the world! Very encouraging thought! , A 10!