Tyranny digs its own grave

I met a tyrant going to the fair

I enquired may I taste your ware?

The answer I received took me little by surprise:

“You wear my colours, but cannot hide

your true hues that you keep inside

so I will throw you in jail

and lose the key.

While you scream and wail

my laughter will be heard

around the land

while you rot in this hell

for ignoring my command.”


Disdain and dismay at the tyrant’s display

were replaced by calm and peace

as I watched him dig his own grave

with lies, hate and evil doings

surrounded by all who him surveyed

and grew to despise this horrible beast

who lied and bought, and bought and lied

until  at last the digging was over

he collapsed inside and died.


◄ Ellie

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M.C. Newberry

Fri 10th Aug 2018 15:19

I've yet to make up my mind about what is - or maybe achieved for our biggest ally during this non-politician's
Marmite presidency.
I recall what they said about The Gipper
Stitching Reagan up like a kipper.
All the comments and rudeness
Bordering on crudeness
But he got a lot done as The Skipper.

Big Sal

Thu 9th Aug 2018 14:26

That'll be the day Jon, and I will be sure to pour a drink and light up a celebratory smoke to ash on these right-wing dumb asses when it's all over. Until then I'll continue to celebrate every poem even remotely like this.?

Well done on it.

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Jon Stainsby

Thu 9th Aug 2018 10:28

Hi Frances, that is who I had in mind. ?

Frances Macaulay Forde

Thu 9th Aug 2018 10:06

Couldn't help thinking of that insufferable man across the sea - whose name beings with 'T'! ?

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Jon Stainsby

Thu 9th Aug 2018 08:03

Thank you, Darren and Anya.

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Darren J Beaney

Thu 9th Aug 2018 07:27

great stuff Jon, very good poem.



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Jon Stainsby

Wed 8th Aug 2018 21:37

Thanks for the double take, Taylor ?

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Taylor Crowshaw

Wed 8th Aug 2018 21:36

Enjoyed this poem. Thanks Jon a good read
(twice) ?

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Jon Stainsby

Wed 8th Aug 2018 21:33

Thanks, Martin.

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Martin Elder

Wed 8th Aug 2018 21:32

very clever poem Jon. I like the idea of him digging his own grave.
Nice one

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