Kassem Oude

Gold Star - 27,360 Points (1955 / Lebanon)

Hegemony - Poem by Kassem Oude

Power's ultimate goal of men
They seek glory and big wealth
Sick of hegemony and gain
By all means of good or by filth

Drive others to labor like slaves
Paying them as little as they can
Buy cheap elite that for pelf craves
To set common mass mind in cans

Build ardent media as best brace
New techno give them dear reward
Most unskilled hands have no place
Who slide beneath poverty ignored

They engage some for homicide
When words or old thoughts are defied
Poor ones' dignity should be denied
They assign selves lords of mankind

Great power would devour weak races
Landowners want swallow all graces
They'd possess whole earth and spaces
The rest shall afterlife enjoy places.

Kassem Oude

On Sunday, January 31,2016

Topic(s) of this poem: happiness

Comments about Hegemony by Kassem Oude

  • (1/31/2016 3:42:00 PM)

    It is so obvious what is happening throughout the world....... the poor people are being forced to obey the bidding of the wealthy and powerful, only to be rewarded with the crumbs thrown to them. As long as this problem is recognized for what it is - blatant greed and hunger for power and control - there is always hope it might be corrected with resistance and protest, and force if necessary. We must never stop striving for justice and equality for everyone. Very good poem, Kassem. (Report) Reply

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  • (1/31/2016 5:19:00 AM)

    I like the sentiment expressed in this poem, Kassem. A commendable write. Well done. (Report) Reply

    Kassem Oude (1/31/2016 5:44:00 AM)

    Thank you Jak, I think you had poems before and I have read them.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 30, 2016

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