Monday, September 28, 2015

The Sociopath

He's charming, arrogant, and thinks
The rules do not apply to him, denies
Authority. And so each woman drinks
The soullessness that lies behind his eyes.

He could have been a C.E.O. and crashed
His corporation since his superficial
Charms could have lifted him until he cashed
His winnings and was paid for his dismissal.

He could have been a politician, ran
For Congress, won persuading everyone
He wanted what was best for them, he'd ban
For power for himself and just for fun.

Instead, he raped and murdered in each state --
That this was different is up for debate.


  1. Intriguing poem, Troy. Perhaps Bill Clinton is who you are thinking of?

  2. An interesting interpretation--and if that's who you want to think of, far be it for me to dissuade you from your interpretation! :-) But I cannot say I was thinking of anyone in particular. I was just thinking of the role of sociopaths in society, and the paths they choose to pursue.


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