Ambrose Bierce

(24 June 1842 - 26 December 1913 / Horse Cave Creek, Ohio)

Politics - Poem by Ambrose Bierce

That land full surely hastens to its end
Where public sycophants in homage bend
The populace to flatter, and repeat
The doubled echoes of its loud conceit.
Lowly their attitude but high their aim,
They creep to eminence through paths of shame,
Till, fixed securely in the seats of pow'r,
The dupes they flattered they at last devour.


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  • Chinedu Dike (10/2/2019 10:41:00 AM)

    Beautiful work of art nicely embellished with poetic rhyme and rhythm............................................... (Report)Reply

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    some things never change (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 20, 2010



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