The mind boggles at their blindness -
those men of power who fail to see
the contempt in which we hold them,
for their greed, their lack of kindness
their lying cupidity and venality.
Politicians blind to suffering and poverty -
eyes only on the main chance,
think always “what’s in it for me,”
their ears only open to big business -
they deny their faults emphatically.
Where are the lenses which will bless
their vision with more clarity,
where the aids to unstop their ears,
where are the men of wisdom
to lead us with truth, justice and goodness?
3 x 33 word stanzas for Trifecta. The prompt is to use the third definition of the word Blind – 3 a : having no regard to rational discrimination, guidance, or restriction <blind choice> b : lacking a directing or controlling consciousness <blindchance> c : drunk