Politics and Snowflakes

We expect too much from government
Too much from politicians–
those we elect to lead us
Those to whom we entrust the public interest

Elected officials should be accountable
That’s not my point. My point is:
Never ask someone else to do
what you must do for yourself

Perhaps you disagree
and that’s alright, but
consider what we abdicate to strangers
we ask to sit in high places, like gods

Those we ask to make change on our behalf
Change most likely we should make in ourselves
Gandhi had it right:
Be the change you want to see in the world

I’ve tired of all the political promises
Those kept, those broken
Those kept can be the worst, especially those
dragging us from one extreme to another

I try not to be cynical about politics, but
I’m tired of senseless power struggles, and
all the he said she said’s
For me, November will always be about Thanksgiving

Snowflakes make more sense than politics
especially during election years
Each is different, but together they make snow
and they don’t make promises they can’t keep

Author: Don Iannone, D.Div.

Biography Photographer, poet, teacher, complementary medicine provider, interfaith minister, and former economic developer. Holds a Doctorate in Divinity, Master of Divinity, Master of Mind-Body Medicine, and Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology. Clinical certifications in Reiki, guided meditation, life purpose coaching, and spiritual counseling.  Author of 12 books, including two new books in the contemporary spirituality field. Learn more here. Contact Information Kosmos Consulting and Research website: https://www.donaldiannone.com/  Visual Advantage Photography website: http://www.visualadvantagephoto.com Flickr Photo Page here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/don-iannone Contact Don Iannone by email: diannone@gmail.com

4 thoughts on “Politics and Snowflakes”

  1. Fadzly: Thanks for stopping and sharing. I guess I’m arguing for balance in politics and taking it from wrestling for power to servant leadership. Maybe you will capture some great photos during your election days. All the best.

  2. Don, my country Malaysia is having a general election in a few days.Reading your poem has enlightened me on many issues circulation my head these few days. I couldn’t agree with you more than what you have just pointed above.

    I wish you all the best and take care.

    (a.k.a. Shutterhack)

    One fine morning

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