The People’s House


They call it “the People’s House”

But only politicians call it home

Magnificent alabaster structure

Freedom standing on its dome


The sacred seat of democracy

Where the chosen speak for us

Has fallen into the hypocrisy

A state of hateful distrust


Where the ones honored lead

Put there by people’s choice

If truth cannot be well agreed

Then no one gets a voice


And so, “the People” suffer on

As the elected scream and fight

More interested in coming back

Then the doing of what is right


Remember who you work for

Stop bickering to no end

Or we will vote for others who can

And it will be our house again


24 Responses to “The People’s House”
  1. beth says:

    a great message

  2. Love it!! Now if we could just get them to stop bickering long enough to listen to us!

  3. Reblogged this on Ramblings and Ruminations and commented:
    It is, after all, WE the people….

  4. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    Brilliant message, and true, so true. The people are always mentioned by the politicians but rarely do they ever remember that they are “public servants” and not “officials”. They did not earn the title of “officer” they are “servants” elected to serve and to do the will of the people. Great poem and idea.
    All the best my friend,

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  6. KK says:

    A beautiful poem!!

  7. jonicaggiano says:

    There will always be ugliness in politics I long ago decided.
    Perhaps poets of love should run and then we might indeed become United. Sending you flowers and hugs and blessings my friend. Love ❤️ Jonikins

  8. petespringerauthor says:

    So much dysfunction in politics. Whatever happened to “those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it?

  9. Jim Borden says:

    wonderful poem, Bard, and it echoes with so much truth. I just wish a politician would come along whose primary focus is doing the right thing, and not just voting along party lines. And being obsessed with getting re-elected…

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