Despot

His scrupulous actions
made them shiver
A word of protest
meant a certain death
So they stayed silent,
quivering in fear,
afraid to do
or say something wrong
As long as they obeyed,
did their work
and praised him
there was no need to worry

Once he was an idealist,
propagated equal opportunities
for everyone
without a class system
Something happened in his brain
since he legislated his power
An untamable hunger
to establish control,
to maintain his superiority
He imaged himself as an overlord,
a better version of a God

They didn’t have to worry
as long as they obeyed,
did their work
and praised him!

Daginne Aignend is a pseudonym for the Dutch poetess Inge Wesdijk.
She likes hard rock music, photography and fantasy books, is a vegetarian and spends a lot of time with her animals. Daginne started to write English poetry four years ago and posted some of her poems on her Facebook page and on her website.

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