Bizarre Leaders



Many leaders of nations are weird beyond compare:
their manifest behavior is
bizarre extraordinaire.
Some kings have been such gluttons they gorged
till all whacked out; while their subjects were starving
they were crapulous with gout.
One emperor was so strange he thought he had new clothes
when he was bare-butt naked,
others he would indispose.
There are dictator tyrants who rule with vicious fist;
and murder, maim and torture
where the people can't resist.
Some democratic leaders mislead and then exploit.
Their techniques are more subtle,
yet they're simply maladroit.
Don't always follow leaders like lemmings off a cliff;
discern what is right and best,
find the answers to "what-if."
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Submitted on February 05, 2010

Modified on March 15, 2023

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Closest metre Iambic pentameter
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Words 112
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Wallace Dean LaBenne

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