Sep 7, 2013

Breakfast of Doubt

A question has been plaguing me
So much, I can’t ignore it
Do I oppose “whatever”
Just because Obama’s for it?

I struggle with my attitude
And strive for self-awareness
Because I know my President
Deserves a little fairness

I wish that I were certain
But talk is only talk
If Mitt were in the White House
Then would I be a Hawk?

Would I have listened closely
And say John Kerry sold me
As I was quick to credit
All that Colin Powell told me?

And then an answer hit me
One I suspect is true
The trouble that I’m having
Is really déjà vu

The rattling of sabers
The clumsy road to war
I haven’t lived forever
But I’ve seen all this before

Perhaps I’m far more troubled
That I believed the claim
That THIS administration’s
Not for doing things the same

They told us we should never move
Without United Nations
So why is our Ambassador
On serial vacations?

If every nation understands
Their acts were grim and brutal
Propose a resolution
Even if you think it’s futile

Person’ly I think it would be
Groovy, cool and neato
To bring the world to witness
How the Russians use their veto

Perhaps you missed that lecture
In your Poly Science class
You can work the world on climate change
But not on Poison Gas!?

So…it’s not some regulation
Or this or that appointment
Our failure to do better
Is  my source of disappointment

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