Interregnum

Mere rudeness will not make the weak man strong

Nor elevate his power to persuade

He seeks to lead, but who will go along?

 

Dismiss and disregard his childish song

Of bluff and bluster, ego on parade

Mere rudeness will not make the weak man strong

 

He plays to the emotions of the throng

And says he’ll build a mighty palisade

And now he leads, but will he lead for long?

 

His World-view is simplistic, crass and wrong

But still he shouts that he will not be swayed

Mere rudeness will not make the weak man strong

 

Excluding those he says do not belong

He stirs up fears not easily allayed

And leads, or rules at least, but for how long?

 

Puffed-up with vanity he sits among 

His sidekicks in this ugly masquerade 

Mere rudeness will not make the weak man strong

It cannot last, he won’t detain us long