Man Of The Moment

It’s truly the time of our lives,
the age of the besuited bureaucrat
the middle-class white male
middling this and middling that
geographically limited,
culturally limited,
intellectually bereft
darling of the establishment
and so a man for our times.

Rest in Peace Another Party
to join the rest who tried
to change our times.

About the Poem

Specifically, this is about the leadership election in Plaid Cymru, brought about by widespread accusations of misogyny. More generally though it seems to apply to the leaders being elected in many once radical political parties.

About the Author

Lynn White lives in North Wales. Her work is influenced by issues of social justice and events, places and people she has known or imagined. She is especially interested in exploring the boundaries of dream, fantasy and reality. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net and a Rhysling Award. Find Lynn at: &

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