February 2009

Arts & Letters

Statesman

By John Bryson

 

Tiptoe, to cast his shadow far

as once he could,

now readied for the camera

at short notice;

speech notes: triumphs of his era;

smiting critics,

bell-voiced, ringing with self honour,

dementia of the spurned leader.

John Bryson
John Bryson is an author and former lawyer. His books include Whoring Around and Evil Angels, which chronicled the story of Lindy Chamberlain’s trial for murder.

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