Man is born free and is everywhere in chains
Rousseau’s Social Contract
Marx’s communism created far heavier chains because they
destroy monarchies for republics
Massacre and mayhem follow wherever
monarchies are destroyed France, Germany, Russia,
China, Vietnam, Romania, Greece, Ethiopia
and many African states..
Plays & Poems
The Chains of Marxian Republics
O for Oath to a King
Oath to a
parliament with king sovereign
can never become
oath to a leader playing the king,
Oath to a King is
swearing to keep
democracy vigilant never asleep
to secret dilution.
Oath to a King as
head of the law
means judges apart,
ever clients at parliament’s door
to politicians’ arts.
Oath to a King’s
no rivals to the throne
snatching new crowns for brief government,
Oath that is strong.
Oath without King
is full of abstractions
of ‘freedom’ and ‘rights’,
people are fights, people are factions,
rights imposed by might.
K for King
Hail to a
President instead of a King.
Vote him in by a circus ring –
a tit-for-tat campaign to win,
blow by blow electioneering,
poll by poll ad nauseam,
tug of war not dynastic calm
President instead of a King
overturns curbs that hedged him in,
makes way for man’s besetting sin
only fraudulent means will do,
in winning grow by other mens’ fall,
over their bodies army take all.
Once a President
instead of a King
then sounds of battle will truly begin,
the best never heard over the din,
the best never likely to wrestle a win.
Dubious heroes of dubious fame
will float too high with ‘President’s’ name.