I Prefer a Bad Poet to a Bad Ruler

I Prefer a Bad Poet to a Bad Ruler

A Poem by Md. Ziaul Haque

"A bad poignant poet is better than a greedy and unjust ruler"- quote from me.


I prefer a bad poet,

To a bad ruler,

Since the former,

Must be humane and poignant.


A worth that is a must,

When it comes to leading a homeland,

Towards the future grand,

By revering the premises in Confucian thought.


The tongue of honesty has gone dry,

Corruption has its realm all over,

Those like Hector and Priam trying to talk louder,

Are dealt with malice preventing the cry.


Elysium is a reverie, a far-flung stream,

Until the ‘one’ like Beowulf becomes known,

And sweeps away the wicked like a west wind, Shelleyan,

Yet with eyes like fish wide open we dare to dream.


Waiting am I for that moment in time,

Wishing for a change to step in fervently,

A moment of bliss, peace and horn of plenty,

A moment long-desired, something prime.

© 2014 Md. Ziaul Haque

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Suddenly this poem reminds me a quote of Famous Poetess Kamla das, Poets even the most insignificant of them are different from other people in there way of thinking, they are emotional,
really nice poem enjoyed reading it

Posted 9 Years Ago

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Md. Ziaul Haque

9 Years Ago

Thank you so much. :)

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Added on September 5, 2014
Last Updated on September 5, 2014
Tags: Prefer, Bad, Poet, Ruler, Humane, Poignant, Grand, Confucian, Honesty, Priam, Time, Bliss


Md. Ziaul Haque
Md. Ziaul Haque

Sylhet, Bangladesh

Md. Ziaul Haque is originally from Zakiganj, Sylhet, Bangladesh. He is a poet, epic writer, writer, academic, thinker, songwriter, short story writer, reviewer, columnist, essayist, researcher and sch.. more..