Rebecca Pepper

Rookie - 0 Points (08/08/1996)

Tyrant - Poem by Rebecca Pepper

You build your domain with such power
Bit by bit until you're finishing your last tower
Strength fed by determination as destructive as fire
As you force this world to reach higher and higher

Your people, they cower in the horrors you've built
You pave over nature until even the sturdiest flowers wilt
Still you search for a source that can keep the rebels in check
Treating the helpless like worthless little specks

What happened to compassion, to the people who care?
They hang low at the gallows or sit in cells world stripped bare
Mingling with criminals as their mind becomes a play thing
Staying silent as the grave, listen as the old robin sings

So watch close my dear little tyrant of eras long past
Watch as you reign crumbles the people free at last
Don't worry though, your memory will continue to live on
Remembered for the injustice and all who you have wronged

Poet's Notes about The Poem

There are so many people that this could relate to and that fact makes me wonder that maybe even if we do remember the horrors and injustice that some people have caused are we actually learning from them and is there really anything we can do to stop the select few people who would cause suffering to change their attitudes before they mess up their own and other peoples lives?

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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 18, 2012

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