Thursday, December 27, 2007

The Emperor Has No Clothes

The Emperor Has No Clothes

The Emperor has no clothes.
An entire nation,
we wait.
We wait…
holding our breath.
We wait for him to see
what we see.

The Emperor will not admit
his mistake.
He attempts to disguise his nakedness
behind stars and stripes.
It was his intended costume
all along.

We are the naked ones.
An entire nation,
we line the streets.
We watch the Emperor’s parade.
We wag our fingers,
we stare,
horror stricken.
We change nothing.

Lindsay Riggs Brown

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