He was born
in a simple family.
The salt of the earth
Did not worship at the temple of Mammon
Believed in the common good.
Got a job of responsibility
An office of power
Learnt to rule with aplomb
Arrogance entered his soul slowly.
Greed followed soon
A signature gave him plenty
Started conquering every moment of life
Looked askance at contentment.
Power made him its prey
Domination became his aspiration
Contested election after retirement
Money removed every obstacle in his way.
Won the election by a heavy margin
When in power, decimated every opponent
Even got families wiped out
Fear was his respect.
Gradually reached the highest echelon
Country progressed under his leadership
People started worshiping him
The whole country wept at his death.
By : Deepak Kapur My work has been published in various
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