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.