Politics Brings Out the Worst in Us

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Politics brings out the worst in us.
One is more vile the more there is at stake.
Leveraging a little animus,
It turns mere opposition into hate.
The lava bubbling underneath each heart,
Inhibited by guilt or love or fear,
Comes bursting forth, by scribes with subtle art
Stoked vigorously as new elections near.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon

Video Music: The Painter. By Peter Rudenko. Performed by Peter Rudenko
at the Free Music Archive under an Attribution license.



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