"I, The Great"

"I, The Great"

A Poem by L.C. Jarrette
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"Ever heard of the compassionate tyrant?"

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Loved and praised 
By innate wisdom and passion
Yet loathed by skeptics.
The lust  - to behead his spirit, shatter the bones 
of the flesh that emanates the image of inspiration
To his beloved people
Causes him to be unyielding even more.

Not a prince, but a knight would seem to fit,
Or a general perhaps - 
Whose decree is to smash those relentless stinging ants
Destroying his very soil 
Throwing the bombs of terror upon its wake.

The desire to protect 
Touches the hearts of his fellow unknowingly.
A golden pearl wrestling against the tide,
Enduring the mockery with its great fortitude,
Courageous enough to crack the clam's shell .

That sense of purpose
Compelled to be driven,
To protect, to speak with conviction,
And to even act with compassion.

Though annihilation is a must
For the preservation of the land. 
Hatred and persecution will be the fruits.
Hence, his name will be remembered throughout the generations
As the compassionate tyrant, who tried his best 
To make a difference in the world.



© 2017 L.C. Jarrette



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L.C.Jarrette,
"I, The Great"
When an individual is in leadership it is a place of such vulnerability. Your poem showed how important having a strong foundation is, as well as strong companions to encourage and support.
I found your theme one of identiflying with those which push against the public tide and are ostracized because of their strong views and desire to lead well.
The saying came to my mind as I read; "You can't please all of the people all the time"
I enjoyed this one!
Blessings,
Kathy

Posted 1 Week Ago


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SSR
Well i always feel affection towards tyranny, don't know is it because of reading to many xiaxia and wuxia novel.
I want to say something for this read which is also title of a novel..
EMPEROR DOMINATION

Posted 3 Months Ago


L.C. Jarrette

3 Months Ago

oh thanks for reading! SSR
:)
"The best government is a benevolent tyranny tempered by an occasional assassination." - Voltaire
Great interpretation of a benevolent dictatorship - your poetic words could even be prophetic - if you consider today's world leaders - with a finger on the 'button'! :-)

Posted 3 Months Ago


L.C. Jarrette

3 Months Ago

wow! i've never read that quote by voltaire before. thank you for sharing sir, that was enlightening.. read more
Excellent...vindication with this write...you can hear the person as one goes about the lines...as if to be in the other's shoes and acting out the entirety of this verse...

Posted 4 Months Ago


Beautiful. I can't say I've ever seen writing from the perspective of a tyrant, but this poem lead me the think of tyrants in a new light. Well done.

Posted 4 Months Ago


L.C. Jarrette

4 Months Ago

hehe...that's good to hear.thanks for reading!
Wow! Simply Wow! Great job!

Posted 4 Months Ago


L.C. Jarrette

4 Months Ago

oh, thank you sir...
:)
A powerful and engaging poem!
I like the mix of emotions, of love to protect his people, anger and hatred and sadness...
Well done L.C, keep it up!


Posted 4 Months Ago


L.C. Jarrette

4 Months Ago

thanks mr. writer...you're very supportive
i'll read more of your work as well...
:)<.. read more
Mr.Writer

4 Months Ago

No problem L.C! :)
A golden pearl wrestling against the tide
that line itself wow! the imagery is incredible! I loved reading this piece! It was so intriguing and powerful

Posted 5 Months Ago


L.C. Jarrette

5 Months Ago

thank you very much anna..
Very nice to read passionately tyrant

Posted 5 Months Ago


L.C. Jarrette

5 Months Ago

thanks..i already sent your poem
writ rajat

5 Months Ago

Thanks yoy
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Zoe
'Compassionate tyrant'...Mhm, a nice term. This is something new, which makes this piece unique in itself. You've penned it down in a really nice manner. The vocabulary is great, plus it's not too complex...easy to understand, which provides an extra edge to your poem.
"A golden pearl wrestling against the tide" - wonderful imagery here!
I enjoyed reading it. Keep writing!


Posted 5 Months Ago


L.C. Jarrette

5 Months Ago

i used the golden pearl there because it's a very rare kind of pearl found in the southeast. and rar.. read more
L.C. Jarrette

5 Months Ago

i'm glad you've noticed that one. cause that's my favorite line
Zoe

5 Months Ago

Ohh, that's good to hear. You're most welcome!

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