Treasure Island

Dr John Celes

(14-2-1957 / Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India)

Sonnet: Ruling People


No form of government vouches for the poor;
All love to lie and cheat and steal from all;
They like to stay corrupt, blunder and err;
Their own upliftment is their clarion call!

When once empowered by people’s strong mandate,
Receiving bribes becomes their daily spree;
Thenceforth, they care not for the poor man’s fate;
A wealth-sucker of souls, they try to be!

The people’s power is used to subjugate;
Influence, clout become their thickest friends;
Their time is used to pilfer, devastate;
From rulers, they transform to be fiends!

No form of government ideally is good!
When greed enters hearts, poisonous turns the food!

Copyright by Dr John Celes 5-6-2013

Submitted: Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Edited: Friday, August 02, 2013

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