Apropos of this Political Season

It's A Personal Thing
by Steve Taylor

The press conference
It's a personal thing, and I find it odd
you would question my believing in a personal God
I'm devout, I'm sincere, ask my mother if you doubt it
I'm religious, but I'd rather not get radical about it
the old-time believers had timidity and grace
but this new generation doesn't know its place
You're entitled to believe, but the latest Gallup Poll
says you mustn't interfere--that's the government's role

'Cause when you throw your hat in the bullring
before you know it's a personal thing
and when he comes to the day of reckoning
he's gonna tell 'em, "uh, uh, uh, it's a personal thing"

The nomination speech
It's a personal thing, and I boldly state
that my views on morality will have to wait
'til my personal life's out of the public eye
and the limitations statue can protect my alibi
I'm devout, I'm sincere, and I'm proud to say
that it's had exactly no effect on who I am today
I believe for the benefit for all mankind
in the total separation of church and mind

The victory night
It's a personal thing, and I plainly speak
(from the same code of ethics that I held last week)
as I promised if elected this election day
with the help of God almighty...I'll do it my way

1 comment:

Michael Atto said...

"The Few, The Proud, The Politically Incorrect!" Of the few poems I've read, I have a lot of respect & appreciation for Steve Taylor's sincerity, creativity, sensitivity & understanding of the issues he has written about. I hope his poems lead him to much success. Michael Atto 7/11/08