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  Thanksgiving And The Politician
by William Bonilla
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
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Its about that time of year againg and I like to repost this piece, very appropriate for our current events ....... Dedicated to all Bipartisen politicians


Thanksgiving And The Politician
(A Repost )
~*~

By: William Bonilla
~~~~*~~~~

Happy Holidays
The local politician
wished his maid, butler
And chauffer.

As he made his way
To the yearly ritual
That cold morning day
At the ghetto mission.

To serve a Thanksgiving meal
To the poor and homeless
That find themselves
At the ebb of nothingness.

Clinging to the rim
Of the abyss
Walking a razor's edge
on one side
you fall from grace
On the other side
Awaits, the bottomless pit
And suicide.

Happy Holidays
Enjoy your meal
He constantly repeats
Mechanically
Making sure, the local TV
And reporters
Have their camers on
with a masqueraded smile.

He is wishing people
He wouldn't get caught dead with
Happy Holidays
I wish this endless line
would end soon
So I may retreat
To my suburban mansion
He says to himself.

As my chauffer, drives me home
My butler, uncloaks me
At the enterance
Dinner will be served,
In a half hour, sir.

But not before He runs upstairs
To remove the imagenary stench
Of the ghetto, off himself
He bathes and changes clothes.

He sits, at the head of his table
Crosses himself, in prayer
As he lowers his head
He thanks God
For his humbleness.

By: William Bonilla
11/24/03



 




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Reviewed by Ronald Hull 12/5/2011
You have hit the hollow ring of a politician's life right on the head. However, since all politicians serve as representatives, we, the people, expect that they put on this charade. One hand in the cookie jar. One hand serving food. One hand out for money… Hey, that's three hands, must be why most politicians have multiple personalities. Good write, worth reposting.

Ron
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 11/22/2011
Sigh! Yes, we are all painfully familiar with this guy...
Well done, William.
Peace & Blessings,
Carolyn
Reviewed by Morning Star 11/20/2011
Wow So sad but so true,William

Your words capture an excellent vividness

Brilliant write!

Happy thanksgiving Day

My friend to you and yours wishing you Peace Love and Light

Reviewed by Mr. Ed 11/20/2011
He is wishing people
He wouldn't get caught dead with
Happy Holidays

What a sham our political system has now become with our millionaire 'representatives of the people.'

And your story reminded me of the last Presidential election when one of the millionaire candidates and his wife rushed off stage after a Town Hall Meeting. They thought the cameras were off, and their many aides soon rushed up to them both with sanitized Handi Wipes so they could hurriedly cleanse their hands after all that dreadful hand shaking with the lowly common man.
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 11/18/2011
hmmm-ironic!
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 11/18/2011
Ain't humility grand? Patrick
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 11/17/2011
This is sadly so true...it pisses me off that whenever a political figure (be it local or national)puts him/herself among the helpless/homeless/poor...there has to be a camera to capture their "kindness"....Very well penned, William!

Anna
Reviewed by JMS Bell 11/16/2011
HOW WELL YOU DESCRIBE THOSE THAT DO NOT CARRY THE TITLE OF POLITICIAN BUT ARE SO WELL ENDUED THE ATTITUDE AND...'HUMILITY'...OF ONE. THIS WORK CERTAINLY GIVES US ALL SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT. WELL DONE, WILLIAM AND ENJOYED. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by John Flanagan 11/16/2011
i can see him clearly, William,
too clearly really, enough to put anyone
off their food.
Well written indeed.

John
Reviewed by jude forese 11/16/2011
thoughtful and timely work, William ...
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 11/16/2011
Wow, thanks for posting this one!!
Missed you much.
Peace love and light,
Amber
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 11/16/2011
Ain't it the truth...e

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