T. (no first name) Wignesan


Villanelle: No Lives Are Theirs Those Who Embody Rule Of Law - Poem by T. (no first name) Wignesan

Villanelle: No lives are theirs those who embody rule of law

No lives are theirs those who embody rule of law
Inhabit the corridors of authority
Must of needs lay lives down their peoples to succour

Makes no difference whether tyrant emperor
Or those who sneak in barely in democracy
No lives are theirs those who embody rule of law

Falter even once nay their lives forfeit before
This the rule must be for those in authority
Must of needs lay lives down their peoples to succour

The judge who takes sides for the favours of a whore
The prince consort who soils queen's bed with germs mighty
No lives are theirs those who embody rule of law

President who risks State secrets with paramour
Minister who fills own pockets with rigged treaty
Must of needs lay lives down their peoples to succour

Qian holds Heaven where must reside nothing impure
Lest the downpour soak toiling souls' immunity
No lives are theirs those who embody rule of law
Must of needs lay lives down their peoples to succour

© T. Wignesan - Paris, 2015

Topic(s) of this poem: politics

Form: Villanelle


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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 18, 2016



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