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Born to Die Serving: A Rhyme with Food for Thought

Val enjoys writing his own style of what resembles poetry, just hoping to catch someone's heart on the same page.


In politics stupidity is not a handicap.

-- Napoleon Bonaparte

They invented all "noble causes"

enjoying the heights of their careers

getting standing ovations and applauses

letting followers die as some proud volunteers.

Like an invincible king on his high horse

is the politician, that con man in power

duping the masses with no remorse

enjoying view from his ivory tower.

After a long wait his dreams come true

now feeling on the top and so far ahead

throwing crumbs to me, and some to you

expecting gratefulness for a leaf of bread.

Rich are our countries with their resources

rich enough for every single one to prosper

never rich enough for those on high horses

you can't feed enough that greedy monster.

How many have died for a power game

and how many are still there willing to die

"in the name of country or in who else' name

making many a confused mother or a wife cry.

Long before that last of the last heroes is gone

nothing will change with a brainwashed crowd

each of us will still cheer to them like a moron

repeating their slogans all dignified and proud.

© 2022 Val Karas

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