|A Poison Tree
I came across this poem and couldn’t help but feel it should mandatory reading for anyone working at the House, Senate or White House. I find it ironic that the members of the Senate refer their political foes as ‘my friend’ while speaking on the Senate floor. The rancor of the last few years has those words falling to the floor with a deafening clatter. They are not kidding anyone.
I certainly wouldn’t hurt for the rest of us to take this advice to heart as well. This kind of poison is pretty indiscriminate and ends up hurting everyone. Interesting how a late 18th century poem is so relevant today.