The battle lines

THE battle lines were drawn
And both sides had their say
But both stood their ground
And no one backed away.
(Sandwiched in one-upmanship
Is a good lawyer who is gay!)

In another case the candidate
Had expressed too many views
Which did not surprise those
Who are always in the news.
(But those watching his bytes felt
What if from the bench he chews?)

Another candidate of good repute
Was speaking the truth, told no lies
Seemed he was eminently qualified
But Powers don’t consider him wise.
(How can you hope to bag the role
If our Prime Performer you criticise?)