This poem is about the importance of meeting obligations.
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.