In A Nutshell #41

Time and again
Those in the public eye
Wielding great power
Through accrued
Fame and fortune
Have fallen
Short of the mark
Letting us down
Miserably

In the quest for
Exemplary models
The focus could be
Narrowed considerably
By concentrating
The search
Much closer to home

It is within
Common people
That
Uncommon goodness
Often is found

Word of the Day – Exemplary

In A Nutshell #39

Respect for
You
Respect for
Me

For all things
Living
Land to
Sea

Integrity
To
Do what’s
Right

Through
Life’s travails
Day and
Night

A
Healthy dose
Of
Responsibility

Tempered
By
A bit of
Levity

Compassion
And kindness
Light the
Way

If in
Our hearts
Forever
Stay

A basic
Tonic
Fits the
Bill

Ameliorating
Many of
Our
Ills

Ragtag Daily Prompt – Respect