Christian Eliab Ratnam

Rookie (27th March 1990 / Singapore)

Elected Monsters - Poem by Christian Eliab Ratnam

I ran for parties,
I rushed for trials.
I mingled with the rich,
I crowded with the weighty.

The beggar irritates me,
The poor do I avoid.
While wisdom of life awaits me,
I told her she was void.

I took the front seat in theatres,
I shook the hands of scoundrels.
I drove cars bought of deceit,
Taken from the lacking by "YOUR HONOUR".

I pretended to ease the beggars of their pain,
By signing vain documents with my expensive pen.
But when the loud hailers of elections were unleashed,
I hugged the beggars, kissed the poor,
And fought with the rich I had once sought.

The hungry children with torn clothes,
I carried and posed with.
But when the horn of victory sounded,
I dropped the infant and ridiculed with laughter.

Oh you elected monsters,
When will the people learn that you are ruthless tricksters!

Copyright © Christian Eliab Ratnam 2012

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  • Dawn Fuzan (5/15/2014 5:28:00 AM)

    Christian I enjoyed every line, keep it up (Report) Reply

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  • (3/28/2009 12:50:00 AM)

    What a masterpiece of a poem! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, October 10, 2005

Poem Edited: Wednesday, April 4, 2012

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