Christina A. Sharik


Politicians and war-mongers
sit and chat ~
their superficial care and concern
lie dormant
while they pass the hat ~
for dollars to help them
win the election –
they don’t worry about
finding sincere perfection
with which to rule us
lowly persons ~
their constituency
(that’s you and me)….
They sit and chat
and sip from cut glass
while some lowly person
cuts their grass;
and our sons and daughters
are across the sea,
while the waiter brings
them booze or tea…
Some are against abortion
some are for Women’s’ Lib;
and all of them seem
to me to be somewhat
insincere and glib.


  • Adjective, glibber, glibbest
    • Performed with a natural, offhand ease: glib conversation.
    • Showing little thought, preparation, or concern: a glib response to a complex question.
    • Marked by ease and fluency of speech or writing that often suggests or stems from insincerity, superficiality, or deceitfulness.
  • [Possibly of Low German origin]
  • Glibly: adverb
  • Glibness: noun

Submitted for the May 2007 IWVPA Club Theme Project, “Glib