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A Model For The Laureate

Rating: 3.3

ON thrones from China to Peru
All sorts of kings have sat
That men and women of all sorts
proclaimed both good and great;
And what's the odds if such as these
For reason of the State
Should keep their lovers waiting,
Keep their lovers waiting?
Some boast of beggar-kings and kings
Of rascals black and white

That rule because a strong right arm
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Savita Tyagi 24 September 2018

I just read this poem last month. As a matter of fact whole last week almost all the poems were repetition. Poemhunter Needs to its share of work to retain its visitors.There are plenty of poets classical or new age waiting to be read!

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Khairul Ahsan 24 September 2018

Yes, I agree with @Savita Tyagi.

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Richard Wlodarski 24 September 2018

In Total Agreement with you, Savita! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

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Savita Tyagi 31 August 2018

Marvelous poem with amazing fluency. In the line of duty love takes a back seat and noble kings keep their lovers waiting but so do the drunken and incompetent fool kings indulge in Ayyashi (licentiousness) .

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Khairul Ahsan 24 September 2018

Well said, @Savita Tyagi!

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Ratnakar Mandlik 24 September 2019

" What decent man would keep his lover waiting" Price paid for the throne criticized in the superb poetic expression.

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Practicing Poetess 24 September 2019

It's the old, timeless story, oft lamented, of the tug between duty (and obligations) , v.s. family and emotional ties.

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Kingsley Egbukole 24 September 2019

Well articulated. Kingsley Egbukole

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Anil Kumar Panda 24 September 2019

Nation is supreme. Love is not. So one has to attend the call of the nation first. Love can wait. Very insightful poem with a nice flow. Thanks for sharing.

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Ramesh T A 24 September 2019

Lovers can wait but not duties of a nation except fools ever! Nice composition by W B Yeats!

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