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You've reached the pinnacle of fame 
where double-speak's the daily game, 
so many words, so little meaning, 
popinjay, so skilled at preening. 

Posing for a photo-op, 
your perfect hair a puissant crop, 
your perfect smile a sickly stare 
which fools the foolish everywhere. 

Demagoguery designed 
to derogate the keener mind, 
a smile will hide what lurks behind 
the gross deceptions of your kind.

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  1. Date: 2/28/2014 11:10:00 AM
    Absolutely brilliant. Thanks for making my day. I have found it pleasurable to always begin the weekend with Poetrysoup because poets like you and poems like this do not disappoint. Have a lovely weekend

  1. Date: 1/18/2014 3:40:00 PM
    this is a piece of art. and smart. words thrown yes thrown hard enough to hit it's target. good job!!!

  1. Date: 12/15/2013 5:14:00 PM
    So many like that it's scary they give no exterior clue of who they really are! Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/11/2013 8:15:00 PM
    Sorry for taking so long to comment, I was having my photos taken!!!! LOL Nice write Keith!

  1. Date: 11/20/2013 9:28:00 PM
    Love it Keith, I shall not talk about none, least I become what you say above ;}

  1. Date: 11/1/2013 5:04:00 PM
    Unfortunately, I have known a few people in my life, who are just like this. I try not to be a fake person, because I have experienced the pain, from the other side. A true friend is surely hard to find! This is a great quatrain poem, Keith. I love the deep descriptions. Excellent work!

  1. Date: 10/30/2013 11:10:00 AM
    Great subject and so well expressed. Love everything about this Quatrain. Always, Laura

  1. Date: 10/29/2013 8:37:00 AM
    That burns under your inviting words. "puissant crop", "so many words, so little meaning, popinjay, so skilled at preening. " Lines of the gods. and new words for my cache (although I won't remember) love, Kathy

  1. Date: 10/28/2013 4:59:00 PM
    wow !you've really nailed someone in this one. i especially love the first verse...

  1. Date: 10/28/2013 12:57:00 PM
    Great quatrain. I like the message....we're no longer true to ourselves. We're artificial people who misrepresent our inner selves with a false FACE. JM