Paul Warren

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Politics - The Cult Of The Leader - Poem by Paul Warren

People think they need a strong leader to show them the way
So they had Stalin, Musolini, Hitler and Pinochet
They usually come to power when people can't decide
And their parliaments are fractured and will divide

Democracy is the word of the West
And we decide its for the best
I hope to think that in this world
The banner of freedom should be unfurled

Now they say there is a second Cold War
And the Russians have a leader they like even more
There is war in the Ukraine and Syria
With Putin flexing his muscles with his militaria

I hope that we can finish this mess
And go to a world that will be for the best
We don't need the Cult of the Leader again
All that happens is ordinary people die and don't comprehend.

© Paul Warren Poetry

Topic(s) of this poem: politics

Form: Prose Poem

Poet's Notes about The Poem

A understand that there now is a Cold War 2.0 something we don't need.

Comments about Politics - The Cult Of The Leader by Paul Warren

  • Abdulrazak Aralimatti (9/20/2015 11:03:00 PM)

    Verily, the leaders decide and ordinary men become victims
    Let ordinary men decide
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  • (9/20/2015 2:48:00 AM)

    Yes, it seems like a Cold War is around the corner, Putin thinking he has the upper hand, because obama is weak and ineffective.. Yet, our military and volunteer militia is united with the people of America and there should be no qualms, because Putin would be making a grave mistake, just like Japan did in World War II, if he decided to attack the United States. Very reasonable concerns however, in your insightful poem. Thank you for sharing. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 20, 2015

Poem Edited: Sunday, September 20, 2015

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