Nancy L. Meek

WOUNDED PATRIOTS

They hold our elect to highest standards,
demand they be ethical, open and fair;
and should our big wigs slip a notch,
our patriots are first to care.

They’ll lift their voices, raise their pens
and expound upon the flaws
so all those errors may be fixed
which contradict our laws.

They’re not afraid to criticize
those folk whom we elect,
though many call them fools,
still, they hold the lies in check.

Fools or not, behold the patriots
who love their country much,
brave critics of the status quo
with truth their golden crutch.