Damned powers

I have great respect for persons,

for all beings who seek,

in this short and delicate life,

to be happy and to find the best way.


But I have no great love for

principalities, powers and all

that other political guff we have been

told to respect and revere.


For, all too often, those same

damned powers and principalities

steal away the short and delicate

lives of all those persons who

only seek to enrich their fleeting happiness.