What Do You Think Of Your Hero Now?

You openly vouched for his authenticity
You fell so hard for his smooth audacity
You saw those places filled to capacity
Yet you missed his blatant mendacity
It’s not in your nature to openly doubt
You silence the truth with a stubborn shout
But here comes a question that will furrow your brow
What do you think of your hero now?

He lies about drones and the NSA
He hounds whistleblowers to make them pay
But your reaction to this is never dismay
It’s always to look the other way
How can you operate in this state of denial?
Your response to dissent is so infantile
The honeymoon is over. There’s no more wow.
What do you think of your hero now?

It’s all downhill from this moment on
The nightmare’s permanent. There is no dawn.
And while you can’t resist the urge to fawn
Before you know it, he will be gone
The anger is rising to such a degree
That there’s no more acceptance of his hypocrisy
I have one last question, if you will allow
What do you think of your hero now?

Dennis Earl
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
5:51 p.m.

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