They got rid of JFK and Luther King

Somebody wants you dead

That’s the thing

John the Baptist gets arrested

For ‘speaking truth to power’

Bring on the dancing girl

This will be the hour


Power does not bother with the truth

Leave that to philosophers

And to a dreamy youth

Power wants position

Order and control

Truth can stay in colleges

Wrapped up in dusty scroll


People need good leadership

Example they can follow

A culture of equality

Not drums that echo hollow

Leaders create a climate

That people live and breathe

Then if wise they leave the scene

Before they have to grieve


Brian Fahy

30 July 2022



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