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Pride of Nations

These carefully constructed treatise and concepts of sovereignty;

Are all but the allure of common courtesy and respectability;

Belying the animosity, hostility and unpalatable interplay that truly reigns between rulers;

Much like the relationship between rulers and their ruled, strictly behind closed doors-

(Characatured ‘In The Thick of It’, other satires, and hinted at in numerous resignations)

Perception is everything;

With occasional public airings proving to be highly damaging and embarrassing to the status quo;

When image invariably colours public opinion, and is normally determinitive of policy;

Much more is unseen, than seen;

And often times, war is engaged by stealth and is undeclared;

When this animosity spills over for public consumption however,

Pride of nations, often comes before a fall,

While on the other hand:

Such secrecy may be another reason a third great war has been avoided thus far;

Whether we should seek a change, requires immeasurable levels of trust between rulers,

When, evidently, there is none;

So, there is unlikely to be a credible alternative to the status quo, for now!

Circles We Roam

The circles we move in,

Are not circles but squares,

Keeping to the corners,

Feeling isolated from the rest;

Like we were eccentric millionaires,

Except poorer by some measures,

Richer in others,

Who are we to adjudge-

Be it circle, square or triangle and your place therein-

When you are the one feeling left-out?

Self-indulgence and narcissism bring their own poverty;

For, whatever your station in life-

(Real, perceived, envied or longed for),

You cannot help wanting to belong.