Leaden Leaders (governance)
As leaders, we just barely rate.
We narrowly habilitate.
By any means we dominate
with cover-ups like Watergate.
To rule supreme our one mandate.
Each one of us a potentate.
The world is ours we estimate.
The good that’s done we then negate.
With colleagues we collaborate,
but treat the rest like excess freight.
We bully and manipulate
and choose not to negotiate.
Our custom to prevaricate:
an instinct in our genes innate.
Deception is a skill connate.
For these sins we will not lustrate.
A lot of crap we fabricate,
reality we obfuscate,
the vital facts we expurgate
and falsehoods we enunciate.
Unbridled greed we instigate.
Vast funds we misappropriate.
We take, but fail to compensate.
These acts we always exculpate.
In question time equivocate
and with straight faces nuncupate.
Ignore those who interpellate.
Long-term goals we abominate.
The voters we conciliate.
At conferences confabulate.
Amendments we intercalate.
In question time we hibernate.
Opposing thoughts, we denigrate,
though like minds we can tolerate.
We love those who ingratiate
and help us to re-nominate.
Two fingers high that bifurcate
from all the crowds that execrate
this growing global feudal state
where overlords officiate.