“The play’s the thing,”
Ye bard once said.
If he lived now,
He’d wish he’s dead.

He’d see pandering
Posturing without

Playing to their
Like shameless clowns
In circus tents….

So intense with
Their rhetoric,
They’ve no sense it’s

But why go on?
You know the deal.
‘Twas ever thus —
And never real.


8 comments on “THE WORLD STAGE

  1. Great poem, mistermuse!


  2. mistermuse says:

    Thank you, Michaeline. You are a great American, and that was a great comment.

    P.S. 🙂


  3. Don Frankel says:

    You forgot to mention how they hire all their buddies and spend all our money on their friends. Ah, when do we “catch the conscious of the King”?


  4. arekhill1 says:

    Pandering the subject of my latest post, Sr. Muse, in another one of those uncanny coincidences. Really, though, we can’t complain. ‘Twas ever thus,’ as you note, and probably worse the further back in history you go.


  5. mistermuse says:

    Don, what two-time Democratic Presidential candidate, Adlai Stevenson, said years ago (of Republicans) might just as easily apply to many Democrats: “I like Republicans, have grown up with them, worked with them, and would trust them with anything in the world….except public office.”


  6. mistermuse says:

    You’re probably right about the sorry history of politics, Ricardo….but I have no doubt that you will change all that after you have secured the Republican nomination and been elected President.


  7. BroadBlogs says:

    Now that you mention it, I would love to see what Shakespeare would come up with. I suppose it would be a tragicomedy.


  8. mistermuse says:

    It seems Shakespeare dove counter to his own tale-telling when he came up with: “Life is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”


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