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Kleptocracy

Rating: 5.0
Politicians untainted,
are like gold at rainbow's end.
Elusive as a flower,
in the barren desert sand.

Glowing like a candle bright,
through a dark path lined with lies.
The flame quickly extinguished,
when power comes blowing by.
Promises are like Mayflies,
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Kleptocracy
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Topic(s) of this poem: life
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Bri Edwards 09 August 2016
i'll now try again to place this into my/our AUGUST showcase for PH poets. thanks. i liked it even more the last time i read it. bri ;)
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Bri Edwards 05 August 2016
pu·is·sance 'pwis?ns, 'pyo?o?s?ns, pyo?o'is?ns/ noun noun: Puissance; noun: puissance; plural noun: puissances 1. a competitive test of a horse's ability to jump large obstacles in show jumping. 2. archaic/literary great power, influence, or prowess. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - i guess you mean the second definition? ========= favorite stanza: Glowing like a candle bright, through a dark path lined with lies. The flame quickly extinguished, when power comes blowing by. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - if a free press were to expose corrupt politicians, some reporters' and editors' and publishers' heads might roll, sometimes literally. but not always. i don't like to discuss or even think about politics! i'd rather bury MY head in the sand, ......but keep it attached to my body for now. bri :)
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Valsa George 04 August 2016
I can very well discern the moral indignation you have for the corrupt politicians who are interested only in feathering their own nests. No country is free from the gross corruption and the decadent values we see everywhere makes us wonder if the world en mass is going to the dogs! Enjoyed the diction with sweet rhyme and its easy flow! 10+
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Loke Kok Yee 04 August 2016
Thanks Valsa, it appears that corruption is the only reason that drives people into politics in this part of the world!
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Akhtar Jawad 03 August 2016
Talks of race and religion, do they really play a part? We are exploited by these talks and have been used as a tool by the imperialists. A poem of great thoughts.
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Loke Kok Yee 04 August 2016
much aggravated if they are less informed.
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Kelly Kurt 03 August 2016
Sadly, it is the same all over the world. I can see that you are as frustrated and angry as I am. It will take a revolution to get representation without being rich
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Loke Kok Yee 04 August 2016
A truly free press will make a lot of difference.
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