Analysis of Abuse and Decline



all self-declared rulers just arrived
wealth gained from cruel exploitation
still make those who are deprived
fight wars destructing their nation

in all empires that came to an end
people were paying forcedly
taxes and dues to aristocracy

our new leaders like to pretend
they are not as corrupted but
power’s balance is still disrupted

peace and prosperity will never last
as long as some can claim it all
whilst others in the power cast
considered born of inferior stall


Scheme ABAB CDX CXX EDED
Poetic Form
Metre 110110101 1111010 1111101 11010110 0110011111 100101 100110100 101101101 11110101 101011010 1001001101 11111111 11000101 0101101001
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 462
Words 80
Sentences 1
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 4, 3, 3, 4
Lines Amount 14
Letters per line (avg) 28
Words per line (avg) 6
Letters per stanza (avg) 98
Words per stanza (avg) 20
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Submitted by ludy_b on October 08, 2021

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Ludy Bührs

The topics she writes about are very diverse, so are the poetry styles she applies. As a Dutch translator and poet, having lived in Cambodia's capital city Phnom Penh for 2.5 years, in 2008 she published "Op de ruïnes van een rijk" (On the Ruins of an Empire) ISBN 978-90-8834-483-1 with 60 poems based on her experiences there. In 2007 she received a Certificate of Accomplishment as one of The Best Poems and Poets of 2007 issued by poetry.com and the International Library of Poetry for her poem Choked Truth, her own translation of "Verstikte waarheid", one of the poems in the book. Born in 1956, she still works as an independent translator, translating from English into Dutch. more…

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