How hard to find a subject new
I cast my net out for a clue
What event will catch my eye?
The Olympics hurtle swiftly by.
But sadly, sport is not my bag
What fun with football's to be had?
I might as well declare my hand
With politics my flame is fanned!
Donald and Russians in the news
Maelstrom of conflicting views
More gun violence in a school
Prayers and not a change of rule.
South Africa where Zuma's reign
Is over – sunshine after rain?
Corruption everywhere is rife
And the plight of migrants – what price life?
Whom can we look to and admire?
High hopes crushed, dragged in the mire
Have we reached the end of tethered rope?
Pandora's box holds one gift – hope ...
(c) Poet in the woods 2018
Jacob Zuma resigned as President of South Africa on 15th Feb, 2018
Winter Olympics at Pyeong Chang, South Korea: 9-25 Feb, 2018