An ode to dictators

Dear Editor:

Ode to Dictators

O to be a dictator

To be powerful and strong.

The press would all respect you,

they’d never say, “You’re wrong.”

Your orders all would be obeyed,

you’d build a wall so high

no aliens could climb it.

They wouldn’t even try.

The people would believe your words.

They’d trust your words were true.

Fact-checkers would assail you,

but nothing they could do.

Dissidents you’d punish hard,

their freedom they would lose.

Dismemberment and poison

are methods you could use.

O to be a dictator

A job to be desired.

To have no opposition

and no one to say “You’re fired.”

Virginia Hawrylycz



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