When Leadership Is Called For

When Leadership Is Called For

A Poem by Chris Shaw
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(my sense of humour, sorry)

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On tv, an intense debate takes place
concerning the state of the nation
as Brexit bamboozles and blinds
with its complexity.
Well, for some, not for me.

Yet an equal amount of gloom
pervades within the confines
of our living room,
between three others, parked on
our comfy settee
arguing about another critical matter
to contemplate.

This time it's the fate
of the last square of chocolate.
This calls for leadership says I,
so in the blink of an eye
I step up to the plate
and solve the problem.

Yummy it was too
and gobsmacked were they.
Dismayed expressions, not a sound
until I put them out of their misery
and found in my handbag a reserve
supply of the stuff they all crave.
Saved the day, all smiles.

And I am left in awe of the
power, I wield.

© 2019 Chris Shaw


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Chris, you have discovered that there is no problem too big that cannot be solved with chocolate. Unfortunately our various and sundry leaders are too busy trying to make themselves look good...to get re-elected after all...to pay attention to the huddled masses that do the voting. If my math is correct...and I have no reason to doubt it, then you assumed leadership with only 25% of the vote. Well done...now, take over from Theresa May.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

5 Years Ago

I have to agree with you Ted. Politicians are putting their own agenda first and Mrs May is not the .. read more



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This makes me crave a piece - oh, an entire chunk, a bar, a kilo - of chocolate. It's funny how we think of this and that even though important things come onto our TVs and radios. Hmm, give me the control: we can go over to the other side. Yes, it rather makes me think. Nice piece. Of poetry as well as chocolate.

Posted 5 Months Ago


Chris Shaw

5 Months Ago

Many thanks Andrew. Pleased you enjoyed the humour in this old poem. Another old one out for an ai.. read more
Powerful work. Great use of language.

Posted 5 Months Ago


Chris Shaw

5 Months Ago

Many thanks Thomas for stopping by. I appreciate you.

Chris
haha..... you made my day , what an amusing image Chris .
Chocolate is much more important than the state of the nation anyway :)

Posted 5 Months Ago


Stella Armour

5 Months Ago

Hi Chris, and thank you for your Happy Sunday wishes :)
Chocolate ... such an important part .. read more
Chris Shaw

5 Months Ago

It can turn a cloudy day sunny:)) I have been so busy Stella. I need to catch up here:)
Stella Armour

5 Months Ago

Me too, and yet at the end of the day i don't seem to have much to show for it ... never mind ,i enj.. read more
The power of chocolate! That reminds me, I have a cream cheese danish that needs attending to. Now, what did I do with my coffee thermos? This was fun to read, Chris. Dispense and bestow the chocolate with graceful magnanimity ;) I may be forced to share my danish.

Posted 5 Months Ago


Chris Shaw

5 Months Ago

Thank you Fabian. Pleased you found the humour here. That Danish must have been tasty. Have a good S.. read more
Chocolate solves many problems for me, especially when it comes to political agendas, Nicely expressed Chris. I say enjoy the chocolate ;-}

Posted 5 Months Ago


Chris Shaw

5 Months Ago

Thank you Weeping willow. Pleased you are part of the chocolate club. Hope all is good with you. read more
After chocolate, who you gonna call? Ghostbusters! Might scare off some of those bad pollies. Yes it is a soap opera these days while we eat chocolate pondering our lives in the hands of idiots.

Posted 5 Months Ago


Chris Shaw

5 Months Ago

And there are a lot of idiots. Chocolate helps sooth frazzled nerves. Thank you Andrew. Happy Sunday.. read more
andrew mitchell

5 Months Ago

It’s bloody hot today only be cos we don’t have air con.
Chris Shaw

5 Months Ago

Now that is a problem. Heat without air con is exhausting . Drink lots of fluids Andrew and rest!!


I simply cannot conceive why I have missed this slab of Chris's humour until just now .. I must have had something else on my mind .. maybe it was the vasectomy :)

Neville


Posted 5 Months Ago


Chris Shaw

5 Months Ago

Ouch, that sounds painful. In the circumstances, you are forgiven:) conceive and vasectomy ..nice p.. read more
Neville

5 Months Ago


................................ MPAE :)
While politicians are we plugging their own agendas, in a comfortable home a debate takes place about how the last square of chocolate should be shared… you Chris solved quite cleverly… just eat it and it’s gone, except that happened to have a bit more for the hungry and all was fine… just shows good leadership Chris….the power of a woman!
Fine work Chris …
Warmly
B.


Posted 5 Months Ago


Chris Shaw

5 Months Ago

Thanks Betty. Look for simple solutions I say. Thank you my friend for stopping by. Have a great Thu.. read more
Betty Hermelee

5 Months Ago

You're very w!welcome Chris.. you have a good Thursday too!
Warmly, B
So, this is where the chocolate monster has gone and I always thought 'she' was a 'he!'
Crazy me!

Posted 5 Months Ago


Chris Shaw

5 Months Ago

I’m not the only one. There is strong competition in my household. Thank you Dave. Good Thursday t.. read more
Your sense of humor is brilliant, Chris. You solved the problem in the blink of an eye, A delightfully delicious poem on current situation.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

5 Years Ago

Thanks Mrudula. Pleased you appreciated the humour in this. It certainly tickled me :) Good to see y.. read more
Mrudula Rani

5 Years Ago

Reading your beautiful writings is always a treat, Chris.

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