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"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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The Giants, good and bad, that walk through the pages of history...Those who are born and die with the crown...I love the insight and character analysis of the tyrant in this poem. Eloquent and lyrical, like a fable but with the ring of truth. He fights his destiny but knows he cannot win. Well-done!

Posted 4 Months Ago


L.C. Jarrette

4 Months Ago

thank you for your review and reading my work.
OHh, wow....am impressed, it is such a powerful write...I loved it..:)

Posted 4 Months Ago


L.C. Jarrette

4 Months Ago

oh, haha! i'm so sorry..well thank you anyway
Surya

4 Months Ago

Haha, no issues..have a good day!!
L.C. Jarrette

4 Months Ago

you too..
:)
Powerful and worthwhile words shared. I felt the pride and the strength in the words. Thank you for sharing the words and thoughts.
Coyote

Posted 4 Months Ago


L.C. Jarrette

4 Months Ago

thank you..please don't hesitate to give some corrections if there are any.i'm still new at this.
Coyote Poetry

4 Months Ago

You are doing well. Your flow of words. Very good. You are welcome.
that is so unique piece of writing... the way you have portrayed this one is awesome... the description is great... great work... looking forward to read some more pieces :)

Posted 4 Months Ago


Abhishek Asthana

4 Months Ago

yes...because whatever you wanted to prove from this piece is truthful... so deserve those complimen.. read more
L.C. Jarrette

4 Months Ago

you are right.all of those words are true
L.C. Jarrette

4 Months Ago

thank you again for reading it
Deep,raw,and absolutely brilliant!!! :D

Posted 4 Months Ago


Raw verbs use, and an almost filthy conviction behind the compassion of the tyrant... Tight rhyming as well... I am genuinely impressed, and you have a new fan...!

Posted 4 Months Ago


L.C. Jarrette

4 Months Ago

thank you for taking the time to read it.
Silente

4 Months Ago

My pleasure...
this poem describes a very powerful man. he was on my mind the whole time i was writing this. enjoy!

Posted 4 Months Ago


"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."
Very powerful lines. the poem in a whole is very powerful and passionate and invokes strong emotion in the reader.
Amazing!

Posted 4 Months Ago


L.C. Jarrette

4 Months Ago

thank you so much darkmist. knowing that my readers are deeply moved by my work is overwhelming. tha.. read more
DarkMist

4 Months Ago

You're welcome
here's another one.i hope you like it. please feel free to make some corrections.

Posted 4 Months Ago



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