Patti Masterman

A bullet for Lenin

A bullet for Lenin, a bullet for Trotsky,
With love from the West;
Go back in the time machine,
Go back to the guillotine-
And garrote all the rest

A tear for a dictator,
A tear for an autocrat;
The world's tears just flow too slow,
So let the Kings still rule-
Pretend everyone's a fool,
Forget Presidents really blow.

Submitted: Tuesday, September 20, 2011

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  • Rookie - 7 Points Sylva Portoian (5/19/2012 3:28:00 AM)

    Kings Are Kings
    Still they have blue blood...
    What ever they do
    They can't be as new civilized tyrants...!
    Patti you are Right...!
    Stay at right and write more...
    From your Burning Heart...! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 4 Points Martin O'Neill (1/21/2012 2:24:00 AM)

    Terry Pratchett had the right idea in one of his books - I forget which one - a newly elected mayor was being put in irons and taken to the jail. When asked why this was happening the answer was We always throw them in jail as soon as they are elected, it saves time later. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Stefanie Fontker (10/10/2011 10:13:00 AM)

    Only the good die young. Too many are gone before their time. Lovely poetry. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 127 Points Allemagne Roßmann (10/1/2011 8:33:00 PM)

    Hope Vladimir Lenin understands this bloody self-objective what he started with his red symbolism has lost its urn in much of the world...nice write.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jim Troy (9/28/2011 6:56:00 AM)

    You have the solution....I say we go for it...

    Jim Troy (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Eric Cockrell (9/20/2011 4:26:00 PM)

    amen, sister! often the greatest evil is the one on a righteous mission! (Report) Reply

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