What A Tantrum!

A game, resonating
of politics, is played
with skill. Ordinary gestures,
like a nod and a smile
are painted red.

Rapport, reputation and ability
the fundamentals for such events,
diffuse. Conceit,money and family
usurp the pivotal roles.
Powerful always rise.

Discontent mounts. A family feels
left out. Another one silently
accepts dual positions, The target is
the one who did not opt for any office
Vicious chain of reactions take place.

Do positions indicate leadership?
Nay, it is the involvement that counts.
Anyone can participate, unmindful
of status and age. Grace is found
in those who work selfless. Not a trace
could be seen in those who toil for fame.