heartbreak “hero”

Like the tin man
looking for a heart
or the scarecrow
missing his brain,
occupant of oval
office is barely
there (elder abuse)

Can we blame him
for half-hearted
ignorance or naive
desire to be instant
“hero” at high cost
of deadly equipment
and human lives??

Writing quadrilles from the heart with De Jackson at dVerse poets’ pub…I don’t often go political but what U.S. President Joe Biden did/didn’t do by suddenly withdrawing troops from Afghanistan is heart-breaking!

14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Aug 25, 2021 @ 14:51:12

    I wonder if we can blame just him… the war and its continuation was doomed to begin with… so sad what is happening still


  2. revivedwriter
    Aug 24, 2021 @ 22:01:36

    Elder abuse for sure. 😦


  3. whimsygizmo
    Aug 24, 2021 @ 12:18:07

    I like your line breaks here, especially, Lynn. “occupant of oval” becomes very poetic. I don’t like politics, either. I just pray.


  4. Beverly Crawford
    Aug 24, 2021 @ 10:40:04

    So beautifully describes the past occupant of the oval office. Well said.


  5. Ingrid
    Aug 24, 2021 @ 07:57:26

    It’s a terrible and heartbreaking mess, isn’t it?


  6. ben Alexander
    Aug 24, 2021 @ 07:18:04

    I agree, and don’t like thinking about it… too depressing 😦
    But – well written, Lynn – you made me cringe.



  7. Lucy
    Aug 23, 2021 @ 22:44:22

    Heartbreaking indeed, Lynn. I share and resonate with your thoughts throughout this poem.


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