Sunday, August 22, 2010

Dictator's Legacy



A fervent man of pensive mien
Yet wanders through a world unseen
As truth and love both pass him by
And leave him lonely, dark, and lean.

For danger lurks in isolation
When a man, or more, a nation
Lives within itself and makes
A dogma from interpretation.

18 comments:

Dina Spice said...

Scary how such men can get ahold of so much power. Brief, to the point...well-written.

BJ Roan said...

Demented men with power. Now that's dangerous! Well done.

Templeton's fury said...

Polished and powerful. Well done! I will definitely be back to read more :)

Understanding Alice said...

This is very good, I especially liked "When a man, or more, a nation
Lives within itself" dangerous indeed.

gautami tripathy said...

You hit it on the head!


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Rumya said...

Very powerful poem.
Says so much in a few lines.
Very nice!!

Nanka said...

A very refined and powerful poem. Leaves you pensive as truth and love had both by-passed these kind of men.

Leo said...

straight and to the point! good one!

Leo

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Aoife.Troxel said...

That's the truth! Simple in its beauty, but as Nanka said, it makes one pensive. Well done.

ρομπερτ said...

Being of German origin, surely a challenge, yet great set in scene by your writing. Please have a good new week.

daily athens

SandyCarlson said...

Despots grow in a strange isolation.

Ramesh Sood said...

Very beautiful and powerful.. like the men shown here..

Tumblewords: said...

The depth in this short piece is marvelous. You've said it well and so succinctly!

gautami tripathy said...

Back to read it again!


moth or mammoth

Matt Merritt said...

Great subject, concise and powerful. Really nice.

Lilibeth said...

I like the rhyme scheme too.

gabrielle said...

Taut and insightful. the rhetorical question: how do we let truth and love pass us by?