Poems of the Week

The Older Rules

by Dan Campion

“When politicians have no shame, the old rules don’t apply”

Ah, yes, the good old rules—when shame
Caught up with Tricky Dick.
By rules much older, though, pols came,
By ploys however sick,
To power, and retained their place
Despite their perfidies.
What worthy pol can’t don a face
That trumps morality’s?