Day 97.

Rule by Dismay

Day 97. Sunday 22nd July 2018

Rule by Dismay

© 2018 Steve Cook

What's the product of government?

No-one's ever stated it,

Nor set a goal to motivate the nation.

No wonder then the directionless,

Kicked-in-the-head, brain-dead state of it.

Government never falls short of expectation

Because there's none to start with,

The timetable has no schedule

Or destination, no yardstick that guages

The failure or success of it.

And so we stumble from crisis to crisis

While leaders plaster platitudes like graffiti

Over the walls of PR-as-governance,

The chaos of rule-by-dismay

And get away with it.