The Future Autocrat

The future autocrat is
That brat in school, that
Bully, no one really liked.
So in order to establish

Dominance uses scare
Tactics and intimidation
While those around pay
The price with their milk

Money shaken out of
Their pockets. “It’s your
Money or your life!” With
Laughter and jeers while

Bystanders stay clear as
Not to get involved they
Turn a blind eye, or so it
Seemed, way back when

In a quick lifetime gone
By the fledgling autocrat
Hones their craft, develop
Into the monster, as this

Transformation did not
Just happen overnight.
For it couldn’t have ever
Metastasized without the

Silent enablers in hindsight.

Kenneth Vincent Walker is a "New Formalist" Poet, Spoken Word Artist, Performer, and Author of BORDERLINE ABSURD (An Exercise in Rhyme and Reason), published by Poem Sugar Press 2015. Read other articles by Kenneth Vincent.