The Unworthy Leader

The Unworthy Leader

A Poem by The Everfree Poet

My first poem submitted to this site.


Born as a leader

But not equipped to be one

Taking the follower

Down dangerous paths

Forging ahead

With blind mistakes and follies

The pathway scares him

But he cannot go back

The errors leave marks

And create wounds slow to heal

Leader warns follower

Blood drawn all the same

Not wanting this role

Yet behind footsteps echo

The unworthy leader

Feels far too much shame

The journey goes on

The danger worsens each day

Can’t the follower see?

The leader is flawed

Words fall on deaf ears

“My mistakes shouldn’t be yours!”

The follower looks up

Eyes filled with one thought

Undeserved admiration

© 2013 The Everfree Poet

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Added on March 29, 2013
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