A puzzling game
Where have they all gone?
His abode once his cronies’ haunting zone
Has now become forlorn
And the man is left alone.
Where’s that hustle and bustle
The host of all caring people
Praising the man to the pinnacle
As if he were an apostle?
Dejected stands the politician defeated
By popular vote totally rejected
His popularity now brought to nought
Drowning himself in deep though.
Gone now all the glitter
There’s none around to flatter
The truth though always bitter
Has at last dawned making him better.
Pitilessly vulnerable is political fortune
Form positions great are men fallen
People’s fancies deciding their fate
Sinking them sometimes to a sorry state.
Where, where have they all gone?
Gone are they never to return
All gone – the way they came-
That’s politics- a puzzling game