T Wignesan


Villanelle: Should Not Masters Be They Who Cut Through Lands - Poem by T Wignesan

Villanelle: Should not Masters be They who cut through lands

Should not Masters be They who cut through lands
Who for pittance sake serve up cheap labour
Which Master cleans not house with migrant hands

Who must be seen giving with open hands
Let them oust enemies without bother
Should not Masters be They who cut through lands

Did not caravans snake through Wild West lands
Nor mountain lions snarl at brave Quaker
Which Master cleans not house with migrant hands

Who seeks to cow the Tyrant with commands
While stoking ego with canon fodder
Should not Masters be They who cut through lands

Then sack put to wrack big beauteous lands
Make no amends tear down stars stripes’ grandeur
Which Master cleans not house with migrant hands

Would that migrants learn not to bite soft hands
That feed them at their door barbed by rigour
Should not Masters be They who cut through lands
Which Master cleans not house with migrant hands

© T. Wignesan – Paris, 2015

Topic(s) of this poem: existence

Form: Villanelle


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, September 17, 2015



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