Obligations

This poem is about the importance of meeting obligations.

Step Ahead

In Old Testament times,
Words to the listener 
Was as binding 
As a signature.

Not meeting commitments 
Meant a broken trust 
And the relationship
Went totally bust. 

Today’s leaders 
Should be held to account 
In how they handle 
The people’s doubt.

A business in constant debt
Eventually goes bankrupt
But it seems a nation
Can remain corrupt.

The only remedy
Is to lay deceit down,
Admit wrong-doing,
And begin a rebound.

Poem by Mark Shields – © 10-21-2021
Inspired by
“Obligations”
Photo – Many national governments around the world are in debt. National leaders need to be held to account in how they handle the people’s money. This picture was taken by my daughter when she went on a school trip to Washington D.C. in 2012.

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