The Devil Hides

The Devil Hides

The District of Columbia
is not Caesar’s Rome
The Hill is not one of the seven
Yet the Senators
are as deadly and evil
as they were BC
Today the devil hides
and resides
in the hallowed halls of DC
With daggers cloaked
and unseen
Preparing to execute
their dastardly deeds
Hell is in our politics
disguised in grey hair
and old man suits
who stand on
the shoulders
of the good, strong women
they wish to control
Stifling their voices
Taking away their rights
To live in silence
Forever to be
a man’s possession

Copyright © 2022 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing
All Rights Reserved

Punam is hosting D'Verse Poetics tonight and has prompted us to write about
good and evil.  I remembered an old poem I had written about US politics and
reworked it a little.

Image by Enrique Meseguer from Pixabay 

  21 comments for “The Devil Hides

  1. October 2, 2022 at 8:38 pm

    The ugly truth comes out. Love this, Christine!

    • Christine Bolton
      October 3, 2022 at 12:12 am

      Thank you so much! ☺️❤️

  2. October 2, 2022 at 11:25 am

    So much power can be wielded just to get more power.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 2, 2022 at 10:03 pm

      Yes, true.

  3. September 28, 2022 at 3:57 am

    Politicians are the worst!

    • Christine Bolton
      September 28, 2022 at 10:13 am

      Yes, they certainly can be. Not all thankfully Kim ☺️

  4. September 28, 2022 at 2:41 am

    Ugh, politics. When did everything become so corrupt? Did we just not know before?

    • Christine Bolton
      September 28, 2022 at 10:17 am

      Sarah I don’t think it was ever this bad, or divisive. In the old days the most outrageous thing was a love affair with a prostitute!

  5. September 27, 2022 at 11:43 pm

    Christine their gall knows no bounds. When will the madness end!

    • September 28, 2022 at 6:23 am

      Christine, I love your nod to Julius Caesar and your strongly worded indictment of politicians. They are all cut from the same cloth.

      • Christine Bolton
        September 28, 2022 at 10:21 am

        Thank you dear Punam. Seems that way doesn’t it ☺️💕

      • September 28, 2022 at 3:19 pm

        It does! You are so welcome. 🥰

    • Christine Bolton
      September 28, 2022 at 10:17 am

      I worry it might never end Lisa 😦

  6. September 27, 2022 at 9:45 pm

    Excellent poem Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 28, 2022 at 10:18 am

      Thanks Sadke 💕☺️

      • September 28, 2022 at 11:35 am

        You’re welcome

  7. September 27, 2022 at 9:33 pm

    Hell is in our politics – a strong statement. I can’t believe how these politicians make choices that affect our freedom and rights – it’s sad to see how they treat women as a possession.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 28, 2022 at 10:19 am

      Have you noticed how it is the men who make these decisions that affect women? Yes, hell is in out politics, at least in the US

  8. September 27, 2022 at 9:10 pm

    This drew me in right away with the nod to Rome and evil, you point out the devil in DC, great work! 👏👏

    • Christine Bolton
      September 28, 2022 at 10:20 am

      Thanks Tricia! I’m happy you liked it ☺️

      • September 28, 2022 at 12:43 pm


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