T Wignesan


Villanelle: The Dilemma Of The Non-Violent - 17 - Poem by T Wignesan

Villanelle: The Dilemma of the Non-Violent – 17

Real power lies not in the ranks of the parties
Nor in heads of governments parties elect
Puppet-strings in hands of secret societies

Those whose claws pierce guts through nationalities
The bankers investors owners who select
Real power lies not in the ranks of parties

But in hereditary lords ethnic cronies
Those who speak for gods with violent effect
Puppet-strings in hands of secret societies

Those who allegiance owe through club affinities
Across borders oceans or lands derelict
Real power lies not in the ranks of parties

In lodges temples private media companies
Bound by rituals rites oaths sworn dead secret
Puppet-strings in hands of secret societies

For whom even to write quote such verities
Clamour of rage pounces on the hapless poet
Real power lies not in the ranks of parties
Puppet-strings in the hands of secret societies

© T. Wignesan – Paris, 2015

Topic(s) of this poem: violence

Form: Villanelle


Comments about Villanelle: The Dilemma Of The Non-Violent - 17 by T Wignesan

There is no comment submitted by members..



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags


Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 11, 2015



[Report Error]