At the Emperor’s Speech

“He’s frowning with such seriousness
But I can’t tell what’s the matter.”

“No worries; his imperiousness
Is just leaking out his bladder.”

In reply to this WordPress daily writing prompt: 


Protect the wage but not the wagerer
Who gambles others’ savings like a game.
Respect the badge but not the badgerer;
To push without authority is lame.

Privacy should not be of the past;
It’s sacred space that’s truly meant to last.
Respect for one another is the key
To living in a free society.