Rhetoric breeds like roaches;
it's resilient and replicates in dark nooks.
Easily domesticated or exterminated,
or caged and maintained in old books.

Slogans are handy for parties.
Essays spin concepts from notions.
History elects daily pose for the chosen,
but bodiless tyrants stay wholly in motion.

You cannot buy good governance.
Once traded, it's always for sale.
Neglect is a crime. Who serves the time?
You can't send your charters to jail.

No rhetoric, slogans, money nor duress
can undo the will of anyone who is but sincere.
The one thing political that money can't buy...
is the citizen volunteer.