T Wignesan


Villanelle: The Dilemma Of The Non-Violent - 15 - Poem by T Wignesan

Villanelle: The Dilemma of the Non-Violent – 15

The Republic’s an headless Monster to let
Power mad individuals pay to rent head
The State’s enmeshed in the Admin’s red-tape net

The Administration cannot think nor beget
Must obey or its heads will be under-fed
The Republic’s an headless Monster to let

National forces keep borders tightly knit
Secret Police shut People well under lead
The State’s enmeshed in the Admin’s red-tape net

The threat of force often makes the People fret
The use of force comes from the political head
The Republic’s an headless Monster to let

People in modern States have cause to regret
Ritually replacing the Monster’s head
The State’s enmeshed in the Admin’s red-tape net

Cut the head off the Monster replace State to let
In time to come with selfless Robot at the head
The Republic’s an headless Monster to let
The State’s enmeshed in the Admin’s red-tape net

© T. Wignesan – Paris, 2015

Topic(s) of this poem: violence

Form: Villanelle


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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 9, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, November 9, 2015


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