We breathed a sigh of relief,
When you came into power.
You were our hero,
Finally we would get justice,
And we thought you would take care of our enemies,
Corruption, tribalism, and nepotism among others.
We thought we could trust your word,
That you would fight for us,
After all you used to be one of us,
And you understood our struggle,
Saw how other villains had oppressed us,
And you would use your power,
Your gift of leadership to set us free.
We knew our town, our city, and our country would be safe,
In your capable hands.
How were we to know that like Superman,
You had a weakness, a kryptonite,
Money, power, women, and the good life?
You put away your superhero costume,
Decided not to live for the people
But for yourself.
You don’t use your power for the common good,
But to get more power and privileges for yourself.
We have come to realize you are not our hero,
Maybe you never were,
Perhaps you were always the Joker,
Covered in a Batman suit,
Pretending that you cared,
Until you got the power.
Now you’re rich, living it up good in your castles
As we weep and cry on the streets for justice.
You were to be our justice league,
But you can’t even protect us from your own greed,
So you can’t protect us from the external enemy.
You are the enemy within,
The gift of the horse of Troy,
A ploy to destroy us,
And that is what you have done,
Destroyed our hopes and dreams.
So now we put away our childish dreams,
Of superheroes fighting villains,
And realize that to win,
We must stop believing in superheroes,
And realize that the citizen must fight for himself,
Because the superhero has been unmasked,
And he is a villain.
Dedicated to all our politicians. You were supposed to represent us and make our country better. Yet you only care about your selfish interests. We don’t believe in you anymore and we will vote you out through the ballot.