That’s what I call a Head of State.
Can we have one please?
Instead of a King or Queen.
Michael D Higgins –
representing the Republic of Ireland
and, in the Greek corner,
Silver-haired, photogenic, academics.
Elected by the people, or their Parliament,
for a fixed term. Then they go
and someone else is chosen.
When they meet, they have an intelligent,
on behalf of their nations
and nothing but good can come of it.
© Richard Devereux
Richard Devereux is a member of Lansdown Poets and Bristol Stanza. His collection Bill tells the story of his grandfather, a soldier of World War One who fought on the Balkan front in northern Greece. Richard taught English in Athens and his knowledge of Greece inspires and informs much of his writing. His poems have appeared in several anthologies and on-line magazines.