A Wife In Politics
written by: Thomas Park
I can be a little shy
Of few words at first
But take my wife. . .
The Mrs. is a success
In local politics
Knows policy, trend, and tendency
She rubs elbows with
The figures you see on tv, on the internet
She's pleased to meet you, and
Shows a side more strategic
Than at home--
An agenda, that's ok to have in a public game
A stance, allies, enemies
It's fine to take your money and use it
Though I miss her
While she's out campaigning
I remind myself she's helping her community
Opening eyes to the problems outside
There she is on the internet--
That's my wife, successful local politician
Will you smile, as well?
A big poetic inspiration is Philip Levine with his works that pay tribute to hard-working people. Thomas would like to follow in Mr. Levine's footsteps.