A view of the community
viewed by party -
seeing differently the path ahead
yet unable to see commonality
You are unyielding as stone
and will decay with the weathering
in storms of your own making.
Do not mistake popularity with mandate
for you are only popular for the day.
Responsibility is your judge
and the sentence
will be juried
by those you disrespect.
'The truth is out there'
your obligation is to search it out
not decree it, enacting discrimination,
nor hide it in smoke and mirrors,
nor rearrange its molecules
into soft bedding
for the easily led.