The Emperor's Cloths
When an overwhelming argument must come out
To bolster an awfully weak set of made up facts,
A candidate must keep a straight face, no pout.
Voice must not quiver or sound lower, stage acts.
Then, if the voting public has bought into the guise
An artful candidate, though deceitful, may survive.
Today's voters, under assault of Big Money, a prize
For billionaires, the difference, voters are yet alive.
And then, if the time comes to govern the country
A charlatan starts to show weakness of an ingrate.
Core convictions fail the test of governance, clumsily
Undoing that which made the Country so very great.
Voting must be an effort to best educate yourself,
So you see through the Emperor, who cloths himself.
Ronald C. Downie
An English Sonnet