How Do Despots Get Their Power?
How do despots get their power?
By feeding on the insecurities of the hour.
The sense of helplessness the masses feel
Are harnessed to support the despot’s scheme.
The intellect of the thinking class
Is enticed, seduced, cleverly, alas!
Now the credibility has been built
The despot’s been empowered to the hilt.
Brutalities are inflicted on the undefended
For the larger good, it is contended.
The brain-washed lead a life of subjection
With no will or means to raise objection.
Now, the Wheel Of Fortune, it will turn
And oppression does rebellion churn
A heavy price will be paid
Before the despot’s rule to rest be laid.
There will be rejoicing at the feat
And courts for justice will turn on the heat
Then voices of denial will be heard
“It’s all in your imagination” will be averred.