Eternal Ruling

Michael Matalon 1973 (New York)

We fought the dictatorship
Challenged the accepted norm
We battled against the monarchy
and democracy was born

The dictators of old
Who held all the cards
Now sit in ruins
Their power in shards

Today we’re represented
By crony politicians
A fragmented power
Each spinning contradictions

So instead of one dictator
Wielding all the power
We have thousands of politicians
Forming a superpower

About this poem

What’s the difference between 1 king or 1000 politicians, if the end result is the same?

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Written on November 11, 2011

Submitted by Michaelmatalon on November 03, 2021

Modified on March 05, 2023

18 sec read

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Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 377
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Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4

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  • Symmetry58
    I know this is good because it's something I would have iterated. Thanks for spilling facts and truth in a poetic way we can all understand, Mike.
    LikeReply 11 year ago
  • karlcfolkes
    Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown,
    be he politician or a clown. The one who rules as king or chief, is charged withal to ease one’s grief. Yet rulers often fail to heed, the charge to
    care for human need; to be a servant of goodwill, instead of fostering what is ill. 
    LikeReply 11 year ago
  • Dsdsssamc9
    Michael, I've been writing poetry for over 50 years, though never published. I'd like to think I am a good judge of what is good poetry. I think your poem is VERY GOOD. There is no question what your subject is and how it is presented. It flows really well. Nice read! 
    LikeReply 21 year ago
  • teril
    Poets and historians have special and privileged perspectives. What you wrote then is still valid and alarming.
    LikeReply 11 year ago
  • Dougla$Irishman
    That is a very good read, to the point and real. Poetry can be in a nutshell or a coconut, small or great, it all serves well !
    LikeReply 12 years ago
  • Adventurer2022#
    I always believe your work is insightful!
    LikeReply 22 years ago
  • Soulwriter
    Very relevant
    LikeReply2 years ago
    • Michaelmatalon
      Hey Charlotte, you’re the only one that cares, lol. I appreciate you a lot. Thanks!
      LikeReply 12 years ago


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