Never trust a man
with arrogance or subtle manipulation
that his car is better than yours,
that it’s engine is more powerful
and full of the latest gadgets,
can go as quick as the Devil
collecting souls, or is a magnet for picking
up women; never trust a man like that.
Never trust a man who shakes your hand
and says with snide response,
and who are you again?
when they know your name,
who never once congratulated you
on doing something worthwhile,
for these men are fools
who seek only to tear your esteem down.
Never trust a politician who promises
to take your views into consideration
whilst earning more money in four years
than you will in a lifetime, never
depend on his backing, on his honesty,
his reputation outside of the four walls
and many long corridors
that lead to power,
always happy to say something for the sound bite.
Never trust the Government;
simple as, simple
that they are.
Ian D. Hall 2017.