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Political

All some see is the political power.
All I see is the republics scowler.
All the constituents innuendo won't make me cower.
To be hated by many is my destiny,
To be constantly accused by the masses of conspiracy,
To be loathed as though I lead with tyranny.
My name will inspire fallacious slander.
My name will be a source of hateful gander.
My name will never incite candor.
All great men are lynched.
As a statesman I cannot escape my moniker's niche.
As a true leader my destiny is synched.
Sometimes to ensure long term prosperity
One has to sacrifice the short term prosperity
For that--my life-- will be hated for what seems an eternity.
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Submitted on November 11, 2010

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