Betty Jo Hilger

Rookie (05/29/65 / Missouri)

Pompous Prince... - Poem by Betty Jo Hilger

Omnipotence within his mind, he controls his world
No one else could do it right, so he will take the power
By his command the earth revolves, the sun stays in the heav’ns
If you agree, he’ll show his love,
object, you’ll see his wrath

“No” is inconceivable, unheard, it is ignored
Tiny tyrant charges toll, constricted peace is bound
around the throats of parents’ hope, strangling their dreams
Gravely distressed they try to cope, yet,
drown, beneath the streams

Fiery runneled rivulets, coursing, wounded, ache
Concerned they wince in agony, relationships at stake
Small grandiose Napoleon, dictating from his throne
Commanding them to genuflect,
abdicating home

Sovereign compels obedience, declaring self supreme
Oblivious and unaware, he is hoarding pain
One day his Godhead will collapse, and then he’ll understand
When life unseen at last connects
on barren desert sands

**excerpt from 'Living in Chaos Survival: A Parenting Journey...' **Published through LuluPress 2004

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, February 2, 2005

Poem Edited: Thursday, February 3, 2005


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