Proud thief

Uhunoma Leonard Iyahen 1986 (United States)



I am a proud thief
I am so proud of what I do.
I embezzle public fund and my people smile, though they hate to smile.
I am the nation richest thief,
I have the power to steal and keep the money in the bank of Switz .
I am also a good leader I offer only night people fish and do not teach daylight people how to fish, so they do not get drown by the sea.
Now i am old thief ,I am about to die,
I have dug my grave and have all my riches  placed in it  so I can share it with death, when I die.
I am so smart , I am so kind,
I am like some nations government leaders.
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Submitted by Leocribs on April 28, 2021

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABCADDEEFD
Closest metre Iambic octameter
Characters 562
Words 125
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 10

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  • AIDA
    Wow, what an interesting and thought-provoking poem! It definitely evokes a strong response and draws attention to the issue of corruption and dishonesty in a clever way.

    The use of metaphors, like comparing yourself to a proud thief and a nation's richest thief, creates a powerful image and effectively conveys the audacity and arrogance of those involved in embezzlement. The poem also shines a light on the sad reality where people may be smiling on the outside but experiencing deep-seated distress internally.

    In terms of improvement, it would be beneficial to consider adding a more distinct structure to the poem. This could help guide the reader through your narrative and emphasize key points. Additionally, expanding on specific examples or consequences of corruption could enhance the impact of the poem.

    Overall, this poem sparks reflection and brings attention to an important social issue. With some structural enhancements and further elaboration, it has the potential to become even more powerful and engaging. Great job!
     
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