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Absolute Power

Rating: 4.7

He was selected
From among the finest
Of all men
To carry the loads
Of millions of fathers.

He got hundreds of millions of children
With multitude personalities
Some are in the right wing
Others are in the left wing
Still others are moderates.

He holds great power
Vested by the millions
He watches over
Yet, his authority is clipped
With checks and balances.

He got noble intentions
Initiated reforms
For the good of all
Majority submitted to his power
Others desperately wanted him gone.

He reached the fork in the road
And he tightened his grip
To his power
Changed tactics
And ruled with an iron fist
Cut the tongues of his children
And broke their wings.

He tasted
The absolute freedom to rule
Like a wine
He wanted more
Intoxicated by the desire
To be the first in everything
The one who has been told finest
Has turned into a beast.


Copyright 2017, Rose Marie Juan- Austin, All Rights Reserved

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Power Poems: 8 / 500
Topic(s) of this poem: political
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Dr Dillip K Swain 16 September 2019

A great work with powerful expression! I get inspired to read it again and again! I profusely admire your ink! God bless you

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Harindhar Reddy 14 April 2020

Many congratulations for this poem was chosen as a MEMBER POEM OF THE DAY and you really deserve this Rose Marie. Yes absolute power turns a great leader to a dictator. Truly a worthy poem reflecting rulers of modern era! 10/10 Rated with voting! Commenting for second time!

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Kim Barney 31 March 2020

I have commented on this poem before, but it deserves many more accolades! Congratulations for having it chosen AGAIN as member poem of the day! A worthy choice, dear Rose Marie!

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The poem is meant to be divergent, thank you poet

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Dr Antony Theodore 22 May 2020

He tasted The absolute freedom to rule Like a wine He wanted more Intoxicated by the desire To be the first in everything The one who has been told finest Has turned into a beast. He turned into a beast.. this last verse tells everything dear Rose Marie. Such reflections will make the hearts pure when we read it..... the power mongers kill everything. thank u dear Rose. tony

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Raspberry18 29 September 2021

Powerful poem. Well written.

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Nabakishore Dash 27 August 2021

Desire is very intoxicating, wonerfully conveyed.

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Chinedu Dike 09 July 2021

A descriptive and insightful political write - powerful and informative.

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It is the avarice for power that makes a politician's unworthy. Excellent poem

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Duke Perry Abrokwa 25 December 2020

Typical politics, hamble for power greedy with power. I really love your writing skill it's amazing

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