22 June 2012

Hearts Of Stone




Let ‘em go – they’re
better grade hypocrisy
when freed restraint


that way we’d see the
mordant irony they really
need to breathe


a choked, abased and
rueful politician is a beast
almost restrained


imagine we can please
ourselves without the
rancour they released


it’s then that peace
profound would hearken
even hearts of stone
© 23 March 2012, I. D. Carswell