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(28.01.1961 / Kolkata)

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Rulers and Their Rules

The majority are for the law
But laws are for the fools
The mighty breaks it with guffaw
Fools blindly abide by the rules.
Laws are made for the mass
To force them to follow some rules
By a few known as the ruling class
That frames them as disciplinary tools.
Laid down to prevent anarchy
Laws turn weapons for the powerful
Legalize the might and hierarchy
Of the forces that control and rule.
Laws apply differently for colors of skin
Some are treated more equal than others
Depend on appearances dirty or clean
They don’t treat all mankind as brothers.
The strangest thing about the legal rules
Is most often for the poor they turn deaf
But then you know rules are for fools
The rulers can get away with mischief.

Submitted: Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, May 08, 2013


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  • Paul Brookes (5/8/2013 4:33:00 AM)

    so very true the law favours the rich the poor get short shift Thanks for sharing BB: O)

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