Take heed, ye men of government:
your britches grow too small.
You strive to touch the firmament
but your sprawling empire shall fall.
Youe horses will but trample you,
your men shall toil in vain.
Your eggshell ideals will hinder you
from putting your kingdom together again.
When I was young my mother told me
"Son walk with careful stride.
There is a time for humility,
and a time for patriot pride."
As I grow older I'm losing faith
in presidential ability.
To the corrupt,the immoral, I sayeth
remember Humpty Dumpty.
I couldn't enter the PoetryvstheWorld contest, as I was judging a portion of it, but I really liked the prompt they had for the green round of the contest.. this is my take on that prompt: The fall of Government.
~~ This is an incredible piece of work with such insight it is amazing! You are turning into a master poet my dear friend. May the Lord continue to bless you in your efforts because He has given you quite a gift. This will be featured on my DA ID page as well as on Facebook. GREAT JOB! ~~
I really appreciate your kind comment..and I look forward to joining the next contest. I'm not sure about blowing past others, I'm sure the entries for this round will be top notch. Thanks again!
I like this a lot. It has a powerful message without being sounding like you're on your soap box. Your word choice really sets the message home. My favorite parts are the first two lines and the last two. They both set the poem up nicely AND closes it well. Well done