Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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Poem: "Oaths of Office"

This poem came out of the June 4, 2019 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired and sponsored by Anthony Barrette. It also fills the "Breaking the Rules" square in my 6-1-19 card for the Cottoncandy Bingo fest.


"Oaths of Office"


All politicians, as public servants,
swear oaths of office to serve
the country and its laws.

The Republicans don't
seem to take that seriously.

Trump himself has called
the Constitution a nuisance.

The neoconservatives don't
feel that it's something they
are obligated to support.

Why, then, would they
swear those oaths
in the first place?

Considering their actions,
it looks like they want
to sweep away what
came before and put
themselves in its place.

That is more than merely
a betrayal of trust:

it is the definition of treason.

* * *

Notes:

Despite the fact that politicians are requires to swear to uphold the Constitution, #45 routinely ignores it and has called it a nuisance.

treason
noun
trea•son | \ ˈtrē-zᵊn \
Definition of treason
1: the offense of attempting by overt acts to overthrow the government of the state to which the offender owes allegiance or to kill or personally injure the sovereign or the sovereign's family
2: the betrayal of a trust : TREACHERY

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